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On April 23rd, 2015, University of Kentucky’s Matthew Zook led a panel session on open source, crowd-sourcing and “big data” including representatives from MapBox, CartoDB, Mapzen and ESRI.

The world of digital mapping and GIScience has changed tremendously over the past ten years with...

As his final project for the pilot Map 672 course, Eric Huntley created a video that walks through a JavaScript implementation of Donald Shepard's 1968 inverse distance weighting algorithm. As a designer, geographer, academic and educator, Huntley is a perfect example of what the New Maps Plus...

Become a mapping master today with a Master’s of Science in Digital Mapping at the University of Kentucky. Learn how: a. Age-old issues relate to geovisualizations today b. To harness open-source software to create engaging web maps c. To use languages like JavaScript and R to create advanced...

On April 22nd, 2015, New Maps Plus Instructor and Postdoctoral Scholar, Rich Donohue, served as a panelist at the AAG (Association of American Geographers) annual meeting. The session, led by David Dibiase, ESRI Industry Solutions, (who we are thrilled to have on our...

New Maps Plus participated in the Academic GIS Fair at the ESRI UC conference in San Diego on July 20, 2015. We had a great time talking with everyone who stopped by our booth to pick up more information about our new and expanding graduate program in digital mapping. Special congratulations to...

New Maps Plus is committed to building a mapping curriculum of the highest quality. To this end, we are reaching out to the most talented and experienced professionals across academia and private industry for their input and advice. The newly approved...

In the spring 2015 academic semester, the New Maps Plus program at the University of Kentucky piloted the Map 672 course (offered online beginning January 2016). The objective of the course was to give students without prior computer programming background the skill set needed to produce...

Doesn’t it seem like maps are all over the place these days? The online courses of the New Maps Plus program at the University of Kentucky will teach you all you need to know about digital mapping. Check out this video about the NMP Graduate Certificate,...
Maps have gone viral. They are in our cars, on our phones, and in our public spaces. Maps increasingly are interactive, delivered online or through mobile applications. As a result, the cartographer increasingly must fill the dual roles of graphic designer as well as interaction designer. Dr. Rob...

Check out a new interactive map of beer-related tweeting throughout the United States, done in collaboration with the FloatingSheep research group. NMP instructor...

While navigating the many exhibits at the Academic GIS Program Fair, be sure to stop by the New Maps Plus booth. NMP at the University of Kentucky provides graduate education in open-source web mapping, UX/UI design, spatial data analysis, big data & critical cartography. July 20th 3:30-7 at...

It's an exciting time for cartography; while maps have long been an essential means by which we understand and navigate the world, the increasing visibility of web-based interactive mapping has changed the game. Digital maps are becoming big business and there is growing demand in both the...

Professor Anthony Robinson of Penn State visited the New Maps Plus program at the University of Kentucky to discuss online mapping education. Robinson is the Director of the Online Geospatial Education Program at Penn State and has been teaching one of Penn State's first MOOCs. Robinson’s MOOC "...

New Maps Plus is committed to building a mapping curriculum of the highest quality. To this end, we're reaching out to the most talented and experienced professionals across academia and private industry for their input and advice.

We warmly welcome our...

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