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Map Anniversaries

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 17:15

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Mapping
Google Maps turned 10 years old on Sunday -- a milestone observed by Samuel Gibbs in the Guardian. See also Liz Gannes's retrospective at Re/Code. My reaction on launch day was pretty effusive -- I...

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Daniel Reeve, Film Cartographer

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 17:48

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Mapping
Someone was responsible for the maps developed for the film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and other movies (on-screen and in promotional materials), and that someone is Daniel...

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Atlas of Canada

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:05

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Mapping
I only just now found out about the new edition of Canadian Geographic's Atlas of Canada -- via an item broadcast on CTV yesterday -- or I would have included it in this year's gift guide. It's...

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The Patterson Projection

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 20:07

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Mapping
Map projections are inherently interesting, and also a great way to start a fight among a group of cartographers: just ask them their favourite and step back. Everyone has their preferred projection,...

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Geologic Maps of Vesta

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:02

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Mapping
Geologic maps of Vesta, the asteroid visited by the Dawn spacecraft between July 2011 and September 2012, have been produced for a special issue of the planetary science journal Icarus. Above, a...

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Sorol

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:13

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Mapping
Another one for those of you who like geofiction as much as I do. The Sorolpedia is an online encyclopedia of the distant and fictional world of Sorol, containing articles about the planet and its...

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Gift Guide: 10 Map Books of 2014

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:45

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Mapping
Every year, at about this time of year, I assemble a gift guide listing some of the noteworthy books about maps that have been published over the previous year. This list is by no means...

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