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.
The fascination and interest for the world that we inhabit, has been inherent to human nature since prehistoric times. Some of the cave paintings and other representations on bones and artifacts, which used to be viewed as mere artistic representations, have turned to be, according to the latest investigations, maps of hunting areas, streams, routes, [...]
Tina Cary has put together a comprehensive resource page pointing to online resources and her compiled Twitter resources for professional development in the geospatial technology field. Find information and twitter streams for geospatial publications and professional organizations. There’s an in-depth side-bar with information about geospatial career development, where to find jobs, how to market yourself, [...]
This mesmerizing rotating sphere displays news items originating from cities around the world. The blocks extruding from the globe provide several points of information. The height and width of the block is determined by the population density of each cities. Cities that have a larger geographic area and are less dense (such as Los Angeles) [...]
ESRI announced the publication of a another book in its cartographic classic series. The Look of Maps: An Examination of Cartographic Design is by Arthur H. Robinson and was originally published in 1952. According to the press release, the book was based on Robinson’s doctoral research “which investigated the relationship between science and art in [...]
The winners of the Bizarre Map Challenge have been announced. First place went to Christopher Brown of the University of Alabama whose map showing a section of the Mississippi River and the Bayou Lafourche of French colonial longlots in coastal Louisiana coincidentally resembled an alligator’s head. The contest was open to high school and undergraduates to [...]