Technology and mapmaking history

  • 2300 First known mapc

    In 2300 B.C. in ancient Sumeria the first known maps were made on a clay tablet.
  • USGS first map

    The USUGS created it's first map in 1879, the same year it was founded by Congress for the purpose of the "classification of the public lands."
  • NASA

    NASA launched the first satellites.
  • Scientist find

    A team of scientist from the American Museum of National History used Landsat images to find a new site of dinosaur and early mammal fossils in the Gobi Desert.
  • NASA #2

    Nasa launched another satellite, the Earth Observing System (EOS).