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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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Moon and Comet Maps

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 20:54

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Mapping
Maps of planets, moons and other objects in our solar system always get me excited, though truth be told they were among the less popular posts on my old Map Room blog. Here are a couple of rather...

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Fantasy Maps of U.S. Cities

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 13:40

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Mapping
For another example of using fantasy map design language to create real-world maps, here's the work of geography professor Stentor Danielson, who draws maps of U.S. cities in the style of fantasy...

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