Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Native American Tribes Map

"Aaron Carapella, a Cherokee Indian and Oklahoma native, has created a map of the original 595 tribal nations of America and their areas of residence—labeled in their own languages—prior to European contact." Native American Tribe maps in books tend to only show 50-100 tribes.

"Extensively researched, the map gives the historical and original names of each tribe, shedding light on the common misconception that tribes only inhabited specific parts of the country."

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Mapping Accomplishments - Apprentice to Journeyman Lineman

My husband earned his Journeyman Lineman status in May 2013, after 4 years of moving around. I wanted to throw him a little celebration for all his hard work and what he accomplished. That is when I came up with the idea for a map showing his journey to becoming a Journeyman. It tells the story well and will be a great keepsake for us to remember our adventures from 2009-2013!!

The trailer in the lower left is what we lived in for well over a year.
A 'mobile' home was very convenient as you can see how much moving we did.
The proud Journeyman!!

Did you have a similar experience to achieve a professional job? Did you take a family trip that you want to remember? Share your ideas with me and get your custom map made today by Nomad Mapping!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cool Maps - 40 Maps That Will Help Make Sense of the World

I came across this article that has some great maps, displaying different aspects of the world into a great spatial perspective:

40 Maps That Will Help Make Sense of the World

Check it out. Leave a comment about which map is your favorite. Also if it sparks an idea of something you would like to see, let me know!

A couple maps you will view:

Rivers Map
Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wedding Maps

A wedding day is one of the most special days of the life for the bride and groom. It goes fast and photos help one remember the day. The day would not be the same with out all the friends and family who travel near and far to celebrate the day. I was thinking one day, wouldn't it be cool to make a map of where all the guests travel from? So that is exactly what I did. I took my wedding from about 7 years ago and here is what it looks like:

We were married East of Portland, Oregon at a location called Bridal Veil Lakes. Our guests traveled from all over the United States.

This is a great memory keepsake to put as a page in a wedding photo album or frame. The scale of this map can be adjusted to capture the area guests travel from (maybe everyone traveled from the same state or internationally and a world view is necessary). 

A map like this could be great for other events. Family Reunions! Have a custom map made with a family photo included and give as gifts!

Contact Nomad Mapping today to discuss possibilities and have your unique map made!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Welcome to Nomad Mapping LLC!

Welcome to Nomad Mapping's first blog. Deb started Nomad Mapping at the end of 2012. It is a GIS/Mapping/Cartography business. There is no mapping project too big or small that we can't handle from: Personal Projects, to Database Management, and GIS Analysis.

The job of Nomad Mapping is to take messy data and create a beautiful, easy to read map. We strive to be creative and unique, while getting the project done as efficiently as possible. My vision for Nomad Mapping is to create relationships with all types of businesses and people who currently use GIS or would benefit from such a service. We work as an on-call GIS/mapping service. When your GIS department is overloaded and deadlines are nearing, call up Nomad Mapping to ease the stress and achieve success. Nomad Mapping is here to assist and save you money. Rather than having full time employees that you pay benefits and aren't busy 40 hours a week, use Nomad Mapping at your need.

Are you new to the GIS world? Be more efficient with your projects and management by using GIS to help you with your decision making. GIS is a very powerful tool that can help uncover spatial patterns and reveal the best way to make the best decision! It can be a money saving tool!
Check out our new website: NOMADmapping

View our services, portfolio, and send us a comment!!

Come back soon and hear about all the different exciting mapping that is going on with Nomad Mapping and elsewhere!