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.

Mapping Almost 250 Years of Buildings in Manhattan

Mapping Almost 250 Years of Buildings in Manhattan

Morphocode‘s Urban Layers allows users to drill down and view the history of Manhattan’s buildings by mapping out over 45,000 buildings and symbolizing them by age.  Users can filter buildings by age by interacting with the graph which shows year of construction on the X axis and the number of buildings built [...]

StateFace

StateFace, open source font collection of the U.S. States.StateFace, open source font collection of the U.S. States.

Here’s a font collection cartographers and those in GIS might want to download for future use.  StateFace is a sets of icons for the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and one showing the continental United States.  The shapes have been simplified to make them easily usable for instances where [...]

Photozincography: Advances in Cartography

Swing base and copy board form Photo-mechanical processes : a practical guide to photo-zincography, photo-lithography, and collotype (1897)Swing base and copy board form Photo-mechanical processes : a practical guide to photo-zincography, photo-lithography, and collotype (1897)

Photozincography, or heliozincography, was a revolutionary way of copying photographic negatives onto zinc to be used for map making, outlines, engravings, and the reproduction of images.

Crowdsourced Maps With Wikia Maps

Recipes of the World on Wikia Maps.Recipes of the World on Wikia Maps.

Harnessing the power of technology, crowdsourcing data and maps draws upon a large group of people from all over the globe in order to pull together ideas, content, or services, and those who take part in are mostly volunteers. A good example of geographic data crowdsourcing is OpenStreetMap, a collaborative [...]

A Look At Epson’s New Generation of Large-Format Color Printers

A Look At Epson's New Generation of Large-Format Color PrintersEpsom's SureColor T-Series of large format color printers.

Timed with this year’s Esri International User Conference, Epson has announced the second generation of its SureColor T-Series of large format color printers.  Epson has focused improvements to its printer series towards architects, engineers and GIS professionals.  I had a chance to speak with Timothy Check, Project Manager at Epson [...]