Map Bureau was active from 2001 to 2006, but is now dissolved. The company was an early provider of mapping technology for the web. Our pointMapper widget allowed people to do their own mapping via a Javascript API years before the advent of Google Maps, or the Yahoo and Microsoft API-enabled mapping platforms.

Below is a gallery of some of our work.

-- Chris Goad and Donalda Speight


Time Maps
SHIPWRECKS at the
MOUTH of the COLUMBIA (130KB)

Due to difficult geography and weather, hundreds of shipwrecks have occurred at or near the mouth of the Columbia River. This map depicts some of those shipwrecks overlaid on a map which illustrates changes in topography over time. This map was produced in cooperation with the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
LEWIS & CLARK in the
Columbia-Pacific (100KB)

Travels of the Lewis & Clark expedition in the Columbia-Pacific region during the winter of 1805-1806.
WORLD NEWS (97KB)

An example of a map-based interface for accessing world news stories, both current and historical.
DAMS and SALMON (200KB)

History of salmon runs and dam construction on the Columbia and Snake rivers.
SOLO SPIRIT (150KB)

Steve Fossett's attempt in August, 2001 at a first solo voyage around the world by balloon.
TARGETS in AFGHANISTAN (92KB)

Daily coalition strike targets in Afghanistan, October and November, 2001.