9 posts tagged with cartography and maps.
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I wrote some code to get comprehensive place listings from Google Maps, and then I also wrote this article about it, and how Robert Ballard's search for the Titanic helped me find restaurants in Chattanooga.
Coachella Valley Photo Spheres Project (Tumblr)
I want to map cool, interesting, and (mostly) scenic places in a region I live and drive around a lot in, and have come to appreciate and love. It happens to host the largest music festival in the USA at the moment. It's kind of a quiet, nice place to explore and relax in (though not as much in the scorching-hot summer). [more inside]
I work in maps but am generally frustrated with the way the field is taught: so this is my attempt at making educational materials that dial down the corporate tie-ins and talk about concept. I also write about the process of making it and am planning on illustrating & printing it for free/cheap for students.
A Handsome Atlas: 19th Century Data Visualizations
Just in time for the 1876 centennial, the US Census Bureau published the very first Statistical Atlas: detailed maps, ornate graphs, and generally insane charts all about America. These atlases persisted for a couple decades before the Census Bureau decided they didn't like fun any more. Now they're online in the most awesome of ways. [more inside]
Cartophile collects beautiful maps
My Tumblr is a curated collection of beautiful maps and cartography related objects. I try to find the original source of images I post, if possible, but corrections and submissions are welcome.
Mapstalgia - video game maps drawn from memory
Mapstalgia is a new blog collecting people's drawn-from-memory maps of video game worlds and levels. Zeldas and Marios; detailed Final Fantasy cartography and sketched Contra recollections; crayon Kings Quest and graph paper Castlevania. Submissions are open, draw something yourself and send it in! [more inside]
the Big Map Blog
Five-hundred enormous historical maps; all downloadable in their highest resolution. With a new map every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. [more inside]
Map of Cleveland Neighborhoods
Looking for a map of Cleveland and its neighborhoods [some neighborhoods are still missing], ready to print for a 3x4 wall ? Here it is ! Similar to this map [Large PDF] from New York City’s Planning Commission.. [more inside]
The Ankh-Morpork Undertaking Map
I made an Undertaking (subway) map for Ankh-Morpork, set about 50 years in the future (from canon “now”). I took some liberties with names of places, given the time gap. For instance, Dolly Sisters has become Dollisters, the Whore Pits has become Harpits. Locations are based on the canonical Ankh-Morpork map.