Garmin Nuvi 255 GPS

For peace of mind on the go, nüvi 255 leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names and optional MSN® Direct to get you there on time and keep you informed. It’s packed with millions of destinations and maps for North America or Europe.

NJ Historical Society Criticized for Selling Map

The New Jersey Historical Society is catching flak for auctioning off its copy of Abel Buell’s 1784 map of North America last month, the Star-Ledger reports. Apparently selling items to pay for operations — or, in the case of the Society, to go towards retiring its $2.6 million debt — is a violation of the code of ethics of the American Association of Museums. The Society’s annual grant has also been eliminated due to state budget cuts, so they’re clearly starving for cash. The Buell map the only item being sold off; the Society’s board president says all the items are extraneous to their mandate.

Solar Eclipse Map Website

Eclipse map: Partial eclipse for Jan. 4, 2011

Michael Zeiler, GIS professional by day, eclipse mapper by night — last April I blogged about his map of solar eclipses from 2010 to 2050 — is back with a whole website dedicated to solar eclipse maps. The site, Zeiler writes, “has over 1,000 historical eclipse maps and about 300 newly published eclipse maps, including maps for tomorrow’s partial solar eclipse and the solar eclipse which will bisect North America in 2017.” It’s still under construction, and several sections are still unfinished, but I’m already in love with the history section full of scans of those historical eclipse maps.