Resources including tutorials on cartographic design and mapping techniques. Learn about how to make a cartogram, different ways to represent features on a map, and basics of cartography.
Scale is the relationship that the depicted feature on map has to its actual size in the real word. All maps are modeled representations of the real world and therefore the features are reduced in size when mapped. In other words, scale is the measurement of the amount of reduction a mapped feature has to [...]
The British Cartographic Society highlights series of posts and videos on the field of cartography. If you want an idea of what cartography was like in the 1950s, check out the video “A Cartographer’s Way in the 1950s“. To see how cartography has evolved, the Ordnance Survey blog takes a look at Cartography – from [...]
The Chicago Tribune has a five-part series on making maps using PostGIS, TileMill, Mapnik and Google Maps. Each part reviews one aspect of pulling together a complete online map with Google Maps as the base. The series covers: Less Interactivity Prepare your data with ogr2ogr and PostGIS Make it pretty with TileMill Render with Mapnik Overlay [...]
The demarkation between land and a body of water can be enhanced cartographically through the use of coastal vignettes. From a cartographic perspective, a coastal vignette is a way of displaying water so that areas closest to the shoreline are displayed with a white color. The water is then color ramped so that the color [...]