City Maps: A coloring book for adults is a 94-page book containing 44 maps covering cities from around the world.
The North American Cartographic Information Society and the FixWikiMaps Project are organizing the first ever MapLift from August 28th through September 4th this year. MapLift is a program to identify and fix bad, outdated, or incomplete maps on Wikipedia. Volunteers are being solicited to help with the program. Those interested can signup via the MapLift signup […]
One issue with choropleth maps is that geographic areas that are small in area can oftentimes become indecipherable when viewed on a small scale map. Take for example, a map of the United States. The states located in the New England region are far smaller in size than states along the Western […]
In today’s era of digital maps, the use of paper maps might seem a bit antiquated. When Google Maps are easily accessible through any computer, tablet, or smartphone, pulling out a paper map appears to be as old-fashioned as using a rotary telephone or listening to a vinyl record. There […]
The team behind Dragon Hunters explains their crowd funding campaign currently running on Indiegogo. Can we map a legend? Can we map dragons as we map the distribution of African lions or North American bald eagles? Like eagles, dragons are told to cut the sky with their wings, but they also dig […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]