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 Adobe Think Tank has an interesting article by Karzys Varnelis and Leah Meisterlin entitled “The invisible city: Design in the age of intelligent maps”. Citing the rise of GPS, online mapping and other digital formats for cartography, Varnelis and Meisterlin discuss the implications on design as they herald, ” Welcome to the age of [...]
Floraine Grable presented her work on automating tourists maps at last week’s SIGGRAPH conference. While street level imagery as Google’s Street View and Microsoft’s Pictometry data are popular, Grable found that providing too much information isn’t helpful for tourist maps, stating, “When the maps show every building, every street, it’s very difficult to find specific [...]
If you’ve been intrigued by the making of Radiohead’s music video, which was developed entirely using LiDAR to render 3D imagery, then you might find Timothy O’Brien’s series of interviews on O’Reilly.com fascinating. Over the next couple of weeks, O’Brien will post interviews of four individuals that remixed the Radiohead content to produce their own [...]
Here’s a step by step accounting of the manual process by which one local paper maps out their crime. What’s interesting is that the process to get the crime locations takes up a grand total of two steps and the process to get the maps so they can be printed is eight steps. Not surprisingly, [...]
The Maps of World site has a categorized listing of some of the most notable mapmakers in history and in contemporary times. From Anaximander who lived around 600 B.C. to Mike Reagon, a cartographer who has done work for National Geographic, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, the site has short biographies [...]