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.
If every person counted in during the 2010 U.S. Census got a dot representing their location, what would a map of the United States look like? Brandon Martin-Anderson has answered that question with his Census Dotmap. Martin-Anderson took all 308,450,225 persons counted and assigned each one a dot, creating a map of the 2010 Census. He did [...]
If you live or frequently send mail to the United States, then you probably understand that one of the most important components of the address is getting the ZIP code correct in order to have your mail successfully arrive at the intended address. The city or community that you list is not as important as [...]
Long before personal navigation technology became commonplace through the use of GPS enabled smartphones and other handheld devices, cane maps were an innovative way of carrying locational information. The first cane map was created in 1893 for that year’s Columbian Exposition (the Chicago World Fair). The 1893 World Fair was held to celebrate 400th anniversary of [...]