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.
Cartography 2.0 is a new site with the purpose of providing up-to-date information about web mapping technologies. The site authors seeks to provide an extensive knowledge base that will help answer the question, “What’s the important stuff I need to know about making great on-demand/interactive maps?” The site is edited by Dr. Mark Harrower, a [...]
It’s always been said that Americans love the open road. Ben Fry has illustrated just how much with his map entitled “All Streets” of the Lower 48 states solely through the symbolization of roads. With 26 million roads segments, the outlines of lakes and features of mountains becomes apparent as the roads are aligned to [...]
With the tagline, “Mistakes were map”, Cartastrophe is a blog by Daniel Huffman that provides a detailed critique of the maps he profiles. Each post looks at all aspects of the subject map as the color scheme, symbolization, layout, geographic data choices and more are dissected. While fairly new (the site has been live for [...]
NECN, a New England based news site, has a short segment on the growing disappearance of apostrophes from maps around the United States. With a focus on local names in Vermont, the piece looks at the growing trend of dropping apostrophes from place names. Stephen Nissenbaum, a professor at the University of Massachusetts states the [...]
The British Cartographic Society has produced a booklet outlining cartographic principles as part of their Betting Mapping Campaign. With a focus on what makes good map design the sixty-four page booklet reviews such principles as: why good cartography is important map functions and map types how maps are made feature selection and generalisation symbolisation of [...]