Posts Tagged: maps

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    The Adorable Maps Today’s Cartographers Made as Kids

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. So many of the cartographers I’ve gotten to know while writing about maps seem to genuinely love their jobs. It’s one of those professions with a disproportionate number of people who are really happy to be there. Found at http://ift.tt/2l9iIV8

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    Make your keyboard look like a subway map

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. SA Metro is a set of keys for mechanical keyboards that form colored subway lines in the classic style of the London Underground map. Three editions are planned, covering staggered, gridded and ergonomic keyboard layouts; to be absolutely clear, it lacks standard legends. Found at http://ift.tt/2lgfTkG

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    Who Needs GPS? The Forgotten Story of Etak’s Amazing 1985 Car Navigation System

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Thirty years ago, a company called Etak released the first commercially available computerized navigation system for automobiles. Found at http://ift.tt/1LNDuD8

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    Cartographic art by Matthew Rangel

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Artist Matthew Rangel hikes through what looks like some of the most beautiful terrain in the world and makes these cartographic drawings based on his experiences. Lovely work. (via @djacobs) Found at http://ift.tt/2iRZNzz

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    The literary maps of our childhoods

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. At The Awl, Victoria Johnson fondly remembers the books of her youth that contained extra material. Like maps. If I ruled the world, or at least a publishing company, all books would contain as much supplementary information as possible. Nonfiction, fiction — doesn’t matter. Found at http://ift.tt/2jV6ZtD

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    Auto-generated maps of fantasy worlds

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Martin O’Leary is a research scientist who studies glaciers, but in his spare time, he built Uncharted Atlas, a program that auto-generates maps of fantasy lands (like from Game of Thrones or LOTR) and posts them to a Twitter account. Found at http://ift.tt/2kZJlLr

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    Mechanical spinning globe that shows the night/day terminator

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Elenco’s Night ‘n Day Mechanical Globe uses a system of translucent, exposed gears to rotate an internally illuminated globe that displays the seasonally adjusted, real-time night/day terminator as it spins. from Pocket http://ift.tt/2m8iJNx via IFTTT

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    Crowdsourcing Cartography Critiquing

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    Even if you’re not a cartographer, when you first see a map there’s almost always a gut feel for whether you like a map or whether you don’t. Critiquing a map is a deeply subjective thing. You may not know why you like a map but you can tell whether the map’s cartography works or… Read more »

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    An Independent Map for Independent People

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    Imagine for a moment you’re in the city you live in; you know it like the back of your hand and yet you know there’s shops, businesses or services nearby that you haven’t yet come across. Or maybe you’re in an unfamiliar city and you want to explore and stay away from the same old… Read more »

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    Musing On The Future Of Maps At GeoBusiness 2015

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    The geo industry has always been a fairly vaguely and nebulously defined industry and it takes a brave conference organiser to try and cover everything that’s geo related in a single conference. But that’s what GeoBusiness tries to do and it almost succeeds. This year’s conference agenda and trade booth sideshow managed to cover the… Read more »