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Eigenvalue Fractal Geometry:  An Alternative Approach to Fractal Generation

Sandra L. Arlinghaus and Daniel A. Griffith

The Diffusion of a Medical Innovation:  Visualization Using Google Earth

Sandra L. Arlinghaus, Thomas C. Crawford, Kim A. Eagle

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  • From Waldo Tobler .  "The same was done for the US recently.  It has also been applied to the tracks of gundreds of rental bicycles in London.  This is one of the best cartographic innovations of the century, though it's mostly the data availability."

  • From Robert Austin:  How to Hunt Elephants--Math style. 
  •      "Mathematicians hunt elephants by going to Africa, throwing out everything that is not an elephant, and catching one of whatever is left. 
  •      Professors of mathematics prove the existence of at least one elephant and leave the capture of an actual elephant as an exercise for one of their graduate students."

From Dyne Benner:  "thought you might enjoy  Rose-Lynn Fisher's" The Topography of Tears.

From Joseph KerskiMathematical Techniques in GIS, Second Edition, by Peter Dale.  2014.  CRC Press

From David James:  The Goode Homolosine Projection Facebook Page --

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  1. Chene Street History Project.
  2. Spatial Mathematics:  Theory and Practice Through Mapping. Sandra L. Arlinghaus and Joseph Kerski, (2013), CRC PressLinked video.  Published July 2013, 
  3. The work above is the first volume in a series of books to be published by CRC Press in its series "Cartography, GIS, and Spatial Science:  Theory and Practice."  If you have an idea for a book to include, or wish to participate in some other way, please contact the series Editor, Sandra L. Arlinghaus.
  4. Virtual Cemetery with William E. Arlinghaus; an ongoing project that continues in development run in the virtual world in parallel with the trust-funded model of a real-world cemetery.


Solstice:  An Electronic Journal of Geography and Mathematics
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Solstice was a Pirelli INTERNETional Award Semi-Finalist, 2001 (top 80 out of over 1000 entries worldwide)

One article in Solstice was a Pirelli INTERNETional Award Semi-Finalist, 2003 (Spatial Synthesis Sampler).

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Congratulations to all Solstice contributors.
Remembering those who are gone now but who contributed in various ways to Solstice or to IMaGe projects, directly or indirectly, during the first 28 years of IMaGe:

Allen K. Philbrick  Alma S. Lach   Donald F. Lach | Frank Harary | William D. DrakeH. S. M. Coxeter | Saunders Mac Lane | Chauncy D. Harris | Norton S. Ginsburg | Sylvia L. Thrupp | Arthur L. Loeb | George Kish
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