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Heights of Mountains, Lengths of Rivers

For over 100 years, atlas and map publishers in the United States and Europe published a style of map that was a visualization of the heights and lengths of the world’s mountains and rivers.  Some of the earliest examples appeared in Europe towards the end of the 18th century.  In the United States, the form […] […]

21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

LOS ANGELES, California — White people cling to the coast around Santa Monica and Brentwood, and the north side of the city beginning with the Hollywood Hills. L.A.’s black-white dissimilarity score is 65.0, according to a study of 2010 Census data by professors John Logan and Brian Stults of Brown and Florida State University. A score above 60 on the dissimilarity […] […]

70+ Epic Map Design

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NACIS Student Map Competitions

The North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) will host two student map competitions at its annual conference which will be held in Greenville, South Carolina this year from October 9-11, 2013.  The competition is open to all currently enrolled in a certificate program, undergraduate, or graduate/post-graduate program and not be a previous top prize winner. The two competitions: Student […] […]

Barrierefreie Karten

Barrierefreiheit kennen die meisten von euch vermutlich in Zusammenhang mit der Erreichbarkeit von z.B. Bahnsteigen. Aber auch Karten können barrieren minimieren: Da gibt es zum Beispiel barrierefreie Karten für Farbenblinde (mehr) barrierefreies Routing für Blinde (mehr). Hier werden die Routinginformationen als Text ausgegeben, der entweder vom PC vorgelesen werden kann oder in druckfertigem Brailleformat ausgegeben werden. Atlas „Barrierefrei ans […] […]