Category Archives: cartography

Mapmakers Invited to Submit Their Best Map Story

TweetHere’s an fun competition from Esri for those of you who can’t get enough of making awesome maps

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Map Design Gone Wrong – Do People Even Care Anymore?

TweetCartographers take pride in their work, typically applying all the rules and principles of good cartographic design to their work, all in an effort to make people want to look at and appreciate their work (See Esri, Make Maps People … Continue reading

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Dangerous by Design 2014 spotlights pedestrian safety with Fatalities Map

TweetFrom Smart Growth America… In 2012, pedestrians accounted for nearly 15 percent of all traffic deaths, up 6 percent from 2011 and representing a five-year high. More than half of all pedestrian fatalities occur on arterials, and over 60 percent … Continue reading

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Make Tweets not War – NATO Canada Schools Mr. Putin on Russia / Ukraine Boundary Map

Tweet LOL, I love this one… it seems NATO Canada via Twitter was trying to set Mr. Putin and all of Russia straight by giving them a bit of a geography lesson! Using Twitter as the platform of war (make … Continue reading

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Top 10 New Features in MAPublisher 9.4 for Illustrator

TweetWhat do the USGS, Bloomberg, USA Today, the United Nations, the National Park Service, the FBI and others have in common? All of these well known orgs rely on  MAPublisher software from Avenza systems to help them create and author … Continue reading

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BullyVention maps Bullying in America via the Bullying Index

TweetHow do you increase awareness about the important topic of Bullying… you create a heat map naturally! Indeed, that’s exactly what one savvy youngster from Virgina has been doing via a project know ass BullyVention.

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2,500 American Breweries on one Giant Map

TweetMore brewery awesomeness, this time from deadspin – enter the big map of American Breweries – 2500 of them! From the source… Continuing its excellent graphic beer coverage, Pop Chart Lab has put together a wall map of over 2,500 … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Project Launches Map of 350 types of Zombies

TweetNow here’s an interesting new effort, a project that maps Zombies! Yes indeed, this kickstarter project does just that and you can be the proud owner of the map if you elect to back the project!  And those of you … Continue reading

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Awesome Maps and Data Visualizations from 2013

TweetI’m not calling this a “best” list as that’s pretty tough to call, however, it is a fine list of sweet maps and data visualizations that we enjoyed and shared with the community during the first half of 2013 – … Continue reading

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Data Tip – NOAA Digital Coast Data Access Viewer adds LiDAR

TweetHere’s details of a pretty sweet data access tool from the NOAA Coastal Service Center- the Data Access Viewer. In a recent update from NOAA we learn that Many new LiDAR data sets recently have been added to the resource. … Continue reading

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Regional Differences Project – Drawing America’s Regions

TweetHow do you define the Northwest or the Rockies regions of America? Enter The Regional Differences Project – a cool project that lets users enter their definition of regions in an effort to crowd source regional differences and define the … Continue reading

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Cool Technology Seen at ESRIUC – Epson SureColor T Series

TweetThe ESRIUC is a great chance to see the latest Geo technology, hardware, gadgets and other amazing stuff! I always stop to see a demo of the latest in wide format plotting and scanning and this year I was pleasantly … Continue reading

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