map http://wamc.org en "On the Map" by Simon Garfield http://wamc.org/post/map-simon-garfield <p>Humankind is endlessly fascinated with maps, and we are surrounded by them now more than ever.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159240779X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=159240779X">On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=159240779X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> by Simon Garfield, Garfield explores the unique ways that maps reflect human history and how they are a key part of our evolution as a species.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55365 at http://wamc.org "On the Map" by Simon Garfield Publication of Gun Map Stirs Debate http://wamc.org/post/publication-gun-map-stirs-debate <p>A newspaper and online publication in the Hudson Valley has made headlines coast-to-coast for an interactive map it published online. That map indicates the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties, with Putnam County to come. The publication of the map has elicited outcry, and started a national discourse on many topics, ranging from privacy to safety to the public’s right to know.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:01:42 +0000 Allison Dunne 54629 at http://wamc.org Publication of Gun Map Stirs Debate VT Lawmakers Finish Redistricting http://wamc.org/post/vt-lawmakers-finish-redistricting <p>Vermont lawmakers have completed the arduous process of redrawing legislative district maps for the next 10 years.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports&hellip;</p><p>Reapportionment happens once a decade to accommodate shifts in population, and in keeping with those shifts during the past decade, Burlington is gaining a House seat, while Rutland County is losing one. Other changes are being made as well.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:06:44 +0000 Pat Bradley 38080 at http://wamc.org VT Lawmakers Finish Redistricting