Ham Radio Maps - CQ zone, ITU zone, Grid Locator, ARRL RAC Section, Overlay, Great Circle, Lighthouse, Callsign Prefix Whilst surfing around on the Internet, I soon noticed a lack of maps for hams, so decided to correct this by producing a set of my own that were easy to read, big enough to be useful, quick to download, and consistent in style and format. All these items are free for private use, but cannot be sold, traded, or used commercially. All graphics have hidden bit-pattern watermarking, for future identification in case of fraud. You can include one or more of them on your own website, with my permission. Permission will be granted providing that :
A Cartography of the Anthropocene The Anthropocene: A primer. The Anthropocene. We’re already there. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com.
4 Maps That Put China's & India's Populations Into Perspective Map comparing China’s population to other major countries by reddit user TeaDranks TeaDranks, creator of the widely popular World Population Cartogram, is back again with 4 new population inspired maps. Similar to one of our earlier posts about 8 ways the US fits into the rest of the world, these maps show which countries’ populations would fit inside China and India, the world’s most and second most populous nations. The first map above shows just how many large countries it would take to equal the population of China. Hobo-Dyer Projection - ODT The Hobo-Dyer Projection (HDP) takes its place among important map projections. This new HDP map belongs to the family of Cylindrical Equal Area projections in which the latitude and longitude lines form a rectangular grid. Other projections in this family include the Lambert, Gall, Behrmann, Edwards and Peters. The HDP retains qualities of the other equal area cylindrical projections, but is more visually satisfying. Commissioned by ODT, Inc., created by British cartographer, Mick Dyer, the map was derived by modifying the 1910 Behrmann projection. Behrmann placed the standard parallels at 30° north and south.
Earth Outreach Before You Begin In order to complete this tutorial, you will need some text, photo and video content to add to your tour. You can use your own text, photos and videos, or you can use the sample content provided by our friends at the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). Just download the zip file below and extract the contents to a folder on your desktop. Tour_Builder_JGI_sample_content.zip (530k Zip file)
Bringing bike directions to more of Europe Back in 2012, we added biking directions to our maps for a number of countries in Europe. It proved to be a popular feature among cycling amateurs and enthusiasts. We're now delighted to announce that we are now enabling biking directions in Google Maps for Germany, France, Poland, Ireland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Like in other countries, we've added information about bike trails, lanes and recommended roads directly to the map. In some countries we’ve worked with partner organisations. In others users have added hundreds of kilometers of biking paths through Google Mapmaker.
40 more maps that explain the world Maps seemed to be everywhere in 2013, a trend I like to think we encouraged along with August's 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I've searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail.
The 'Rotz Atlas' 1535 1542 Content The manuscript contains the Boke of Idrography (also known as the Rotz Atlas) by Jean Rotz, hydrographer and navigtor of Dieppe, who probably took part in the expedition from Dieppe to Sumatra under the command of Jean Parmentier in 1529–30, and in 1539 travelled to Guinea and Brazil. The atlas is composed of 12 maps in colours and gold with partial borders, and prefatory texts accompanied by diagrams in colours and gold. Contents:1. The royal coat of arms of Henry VIII supported by the red dragon and white greyhound, with an inscription reading: 'This boke of Idrography is made be me Johne Rotz, sarvant to the Kingis mooste excellent Majeste.