Choosing a Notebook

Choosing a Notebook

Does it matter what kind of notebook you use for your field journal?  Probably not, although there are features of some certain journals that are probably better for some uses than other journals would be.  My very first field journal was given to me by my...
Glossary

Glossary

A Acre – 43,560ft2 Acre-foot – (Acre-ft, AF, AC-FT) The volume of water that would cover one acre of land (43,560 square feet, about the size of an average football field) to a depth of one foot, equivalent to 325,851 gallons of water. An acre-foot is the...
The RGS Expedition Handbook

The RGS Expedition Handbook

Every winter, I look towards the coming summer as the time when I will finally get my ducks together, save up money and vacation days, plan like crazy, and finally leave on a big research expedition. Unfortunately, when every summer comes, I’m too busy, or too poor,...

Better Map Design

As I’ve said before, I’m no GIS expert. I am certainly not a beginner, but there are many things I don’t know or don’t care to know how to do. Something I really would like to learn, though, is how to make better, more beautiful maps. I have...

Quantitative Techniques in Map Interpretation

This will surely be my last post of 2005. I came across a set of pages posted as a manual by Dr. William Locke at Montana State’s Department of Earth Sciences, called Reading Between the Lines – A manual for the analysis and interpretation of topographic...

A Geography in Every Living Room

Poor grammar of this article’s title aside, a post by the Random Geographer at Fantom Planet spoke to an issue that I have been thinking about for the last month or two. As musicians, my wife and I are fairly strongly opposed to the message that the American...
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