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Map Generalization

October 11, 2017

Cartographic generalization, or map generalization, is a method for deriving a smaller-scale map from a larger scale map or map data Whether done manually by a cartographer or by a computer or set of algorithms, generalization seeks to abstract spatial information at a high level of detail to information that can be … (Wikipedia definition)   GM Johnson’s Colorado…


Collaboration for the Mapping Industry

April 28, 2017

  This presentation was given by Guy Johnson on November 30, 2016 at the IMIA Americas Conference, San Diego, California. In this time of the changing model of map publishing, collaboration is a way to be more efficient. Why do we need to re make a map that is already…


Happy New Year from GM Johnson Maps

January 4, 2016

Guy and Karen Johnson owners of GM Johnson Map went snow shoeing on New Year’s Eve. The pictures were taken from Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The view was spectacular.   Now about maps. In 2015 we published 18 new maps: Wyoming Large Print Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie,…


16,000 Map Geeks

September 8, 2015

GM Johnson’s Atlanta Regional map was selected by a panel of judges at the 2014 ESRI User Group Conference Map Gallery in San Diego for inclusion in ESRI Map Book Volume 30, 2015 edition. Over 16,000 users attended the 2014 conference.  ESRI Press printed 32,000 Volume 30 Map Books and we…


Large Print Maps at GM Johnson

April 8, 2015

At GM Johnson Maps we are starting to create more large print maps. You can see our Washington / Oregon Coast Large Print Map in action (In use by some early 20 year old road trippers in Oregon): Our Washington and Oregon Coast Map is one of our best sellers, selling more…