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Click HERE for information about a memorial service for Chas Langelan to be held this Saturday, November 23 at 12:00 Noon at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD 21784.  There will be a viewing starting at noon until about 2:00 PM, followed by eulogies and a reception, all at the funeral home.

Click HERE to view the first minutes of our November 18 meeting, Baltic States, Caught Between Empires.  In order for WMS members to view the entire presentation, log in to the site and click "For WMS Members Only" at left.  Non-members:  Click HERE to join.

On November 20, 2019 we celebrate this website's 7th anniversary! 

From November 20, 2012 to today, we STILL ask for you comments and suggestions.  Thank you for helping to make this a better site!

ON DISPLAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 21, 2020 - Map Exhibit.  Ithaca NY.    Latitude: Persuasive Cartography from the PJ Mode Collection . The collection of more than 800 maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send a message - rather than to communicate geographic information is housed at Cornell. Highlights from the collection can be seen at Rare Book Library, Cornell University Library.  PJ Mode is a longtime member of the Washington Map Society, and his article on this topic appeared in The Portolan, Issue 100 (Winter 2017).  See Photos in For WMS Members Only, Photo Galleries (at left).

Click HERE for updated Recent Publications 2007-2019.

Exciting news!  You can download a digital version of EVERY Portolan.  Further, 40 issues (66 through 105) are available in both low-res and hi-res versions.  Click on Members Only link at left for more information.

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Ristow Prize 2019:  The winner of this year’s Ristow Prize is Andrew J. Rhodes, M.A. with Highest Distinction from the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, for "The Geographical President: How Franklin D. Roosevelt Used Maps to Make and Communicate Strategy." Click HERE for this and the name of the Honorable Mention selectee.

Click HERE for link supplied by WMS member Cummins to LOC "Maps That Changed Our World."

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