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Using R — Working with Geospatial Data

(This article was first published on <b>Working With Data » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This entry is part 6 of 12 in the series Using R<p>GIS, …

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Exploration of how much geography is needed in metro maps

Terrence Fradet of Fathom Information Design ponders whether metro maps suffer or benefit by leaving out geography. Geographic accuracy is good, but …

Is Cartography Dead?

People sometimes ask me if cartography is dead. Students wonder if they should pick something else to stake a career in. Professionals wonder if …

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

Google Debuts Two-Week Online Mapping Course

Google on Tuesday announced a new online mapping course to teach users how to best leverage Google Maps, Maps Engine Lite, and Google Earth. Mapping with Google will be offered from June 10 to June 24, though as a self-paced offering, allowing you to take your time learning the ins and outs of the …

Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture

"Maps and memories are bound together; a little as songs and love affairs are," writes Adam Gopnik in the preface to newly-released picture book …

Roll your own maps: Mapbox wants to become the Wikipedia of cartography

Open-source software is not a new concept, but it remains a revolutionary one. We’ve seen it rise steadily over the years with programs like Mozilla …

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Why the New Google Maps Is the Most Honest Form of Cartography

Maps have always been distorted. Now that distortion is Google's selling point.<p>AP/Jeff Chiu<p>At its annual developer conference yesterday, Google announced a complete overhaul of its maps. Among other things, changes include a cleaner interface, integrated Google Earth, and maps that learn as you use …

'Femme Fatales of Cartography'

You can have too much precision

There aren't many short stories short enough to repeat in full within a blog post. Here goes:<p><b>On exactitude in science</b><p>… In that empire, the art of …