Calling all young cartographers!

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For previous winners and finalists, please visit the contest’s website.

For rules and guidelines, see below…

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Where Did Your Thanksgiving Dinner Come From?

(I’ll give you a hint… it probably didn’t come from a weird cauldron that can spell.)

Check out this wonderful interactive map created by ESRI illustrating the origin of some of our favorite thanksgiving foods.

You can read more about the foods, and the map, at the Smithsonian’s Food and Think blog.

Join us for our first Mappy Hour!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
5:30 PM
@ The Map Room (1949 N. Hoyne Ave., Chicago)

 
We will celebrate GIS Day with URISA Chicagoland at the Map Room.

Their Wednesday Night Special is $1 off American drafts. They don’t have a kitchen but you can order in/bring outside food. They have menus from local joints at the bar.

RSVP here!
See you there!

Gerrymandering in America

Fantastic article in The Atlantic this week on opportunistic Congressional redistricting, i.e. “gerrymandering” — “the most insidious practice in American politics…”