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Ammi Midstokke: Are cartographers necessary in life or wilderness?

I don’t know from where my aversion to maps comes. No map has ever harmed me, and I see no historical cause for resentment or fear. Despite this, I appear …

Denver airport drivers get stuck in mud using Google Maps

Denver drivers using Google Maps to get to the city’s airport last weekend and trying to avoid a traffic jam were sent on a detour that took them down a …

Spokane brothers dominated souvenir market for decades with Hysterical Maps and decals

For 20 or so years, Spokane’s Lindgren Brothers company would make maps of every U.S. state, every national park and many other notable tourist destinations. The company would go on …

Why you can’t always trust your handy map app

For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they’re going. But today’s digital maps – seemingly more precise than ever –aren’t always as …

Lawmakers push changes to Idaho’s redistricting commission

Idaho lawmakers have ushered in a proposal that would dramatically change the state’s independent commission in charge of drawing congressional and legislative maps every decade.

Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state’s congressional districts by next week because of excessive …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017

Price of U.S. Forest Service maps to increase Jan. 1

The cost of U.S. Forest Service maps will increase Jan. 1 for the first time in 10 years.

Outdoor tech: Detailed waterways info and GPS in single smartphone app

Michael Gogal realized that a giving anglers and paddlers mobile access to waterway maps, GPS features and USGS flow information could make venturing out on rivers and lakes safer and …

Study: FEMA’s Houston flood maps outdated long before Harvey

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s flood plain maps for parts of southeastern Houston were woefully out-of-date long before Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Texas coast, a new study suggests.

App turns GPS-enabled smartphones into high-tech map system

The concept is simple: Your smartphone can – and does – communicate constantly with satellites in space, so all you need is a digital map on that phone to tell …

Analysis: Election results suggest redder future for Spokane County

There was a point Tuesday night when Spokane-area Democrats gathered to watch the election returns had little to cheer about except the likely passage of a statewide initiative requiring broader …

Getting There: Spokane County commissioners skeptical of new ATV law

All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts are pushing to get more access to local roads, including roads in unincorporated Spokane County. But Spokane County commissioners last week said they are initially reluctant to …

Out & About: Chimney Rock climbing routes erased

OUTCRY – Climbers were humbled this month to find a massive rock fall had wiped out a generation of climbing routes on the east face of Chimney Rock, a landmark …

New maps help hunters zero in

Washington hunters can zero in on boundaries of Washington game management units with a new online map tool developed by Northwest Maps, 10525 E. Sprague Ave., in Spokane Valley. • …

Redistricting effort under way

The special panel assigned to redraw Washington’s congressional and legislative districts will spend much of the summer listening to people around the state tell them where the lines should be. …

Out & About

Even ‘play dams’ are bad for fish OUTLAW – Rock dams built by kids and campers to create swimming areas in streams can be a death trap to migrating fish.