Maps and Cartography
Profiling interesting maps and geography items. Also listed in this category are articles relating to cartography (aka map making) and cartographic techniques.
Earth Platinum, the largest atlas ever printed, was released in February 2012 by Millennium House, Australia. Only 31 copies of the 330 pound, leather-bound book exist and each are priced at $100,000. The atlas was created by the work of 88 cartographer and used ArcGIS.
There are a few map contests open for those interested in submitting both paper and digital maps as well as contests designed to showcase the potential of different types of spatial data. GIS and Map Contests Here are current map and GIS related competitions listed in order of the competition deadline. To submit a map [...]
Created using D3, Map Projection Transitions provides an excellent way to visualize a wide range of map projections. The page was created by Jason Davies, a freelance data visualization consultant. Map projection visualizations offers the user a glimpse at what forty-one different projections look like. Users can select one of the map projections from the drop [...]