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A clean point of interest icon set from MapBox

A clean point of interest icon set from MapBox
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Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner Get your copy on: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR / Amazon IT / Amazon ES / Amazon Canada / Amazon Japan / Amazon India / Amazon Brazil Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map Collection Here's why most world maps are really wrong Most likely, Greenland isn’t nearly as big as you think. This graphic by Seth Kadish of Vizual Statistix shows how the area of Africa (in white) compares to the area of Greenland (in green) in 11 different map projections. Because the Earth is a sphere, picturing the globe on a two-dimensional map usually involves some kind of distortion. The trick is in choosing where you can deal with distortion, and where you need accuracy. If you’re looking at local details, like the roads in your city, the Mercator projection is a good choice because it preserves local angular relationships, says Kadish. In many of the world maps you see (which follow Mercator projection), Greenland appears to be roughly the size of Africa – about 90 percent of the size, to be exact. The visualization demonstrates why map geeks so often gripe about the Mercator projection.

MyPantone App / Pantone | Interactivité Pantone vient de publier la dernière version de leur application mobile, myPANTONE , compatible iPhone et iPad. Le logiciel permet aux utilisateurs de capturer plus de 13 000 couleurs référencées Pantone en sélectionnant individuellement chaque pixel dans une image numérique. L’application offre également la possibilité de créer facilement des palettes d’inspiration pour les concepteurs et créatifs, et les stocke dans une section «mémoire couleur mobile” qui fera l’objet d’une future gamme référencée de nuancier Pantone. GitHub - DmitryBaranovskiy/raphael: JavaScript Vector Library La carte nationale: Collection historique de la carte topographique Historical Topographic Maps - Preserving the Past In 2009, USGS began the release of a new generation of topographic maps (US Topo) in electronic form, and in 2011, complemented them with the release of high-resolution scans of more than 178,000 historical topographic maps of the United States. The topographic map remains an indispensable tool for everyday use in government, science, industry, land management planning, and recreation. Historic maps are snapshots of the nation's physical and cultural features at a particular time. Maps of the same area can show how an area looked before development and provide a detailed view of changes over time. The goal of The National Map’s Historical Topographic Map Collection (HTMC), which started in 2011, is to provide a digital repository of USGS 1:250,000 scale and larger maps printed between 1884, the inception of the topographic mapping program, and 2006. GeoPDF® versions of HTMC maps can be downloaded free of charge from these applications:

The problem with projections A map projection is an attempt to portray the world’s surface in two dimensions – such as for a wall chart or an atlas. So why is that a problem? Because the world is (approximately) round. If you peel the paper off a globe and lay it out on a table, it will look a bit like this: This example is from one of the world’s earliest globes to include America (sort-of). It was made in 1507, though the same techniques are still used today. As you can easily see, while those gores join together to make an accurate globe (or it would be, if we knew more about the world in 1507!) So geographers invented the idea of projections. The trouble is, however you decide to make this projection, it’s going to distort the reality of the globe in some way. Geographers have to choose between: Straight lines for latitude and longitude;Correct surface area for countries;Correct distances between places;Correct shapes, and several other possible requirements. Here is Wikipedia’s version of this projection: Read more

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Top Fonts of 2010 Stereotypes is run by designer Sascha Timplan, whose output these past twelve months has been quite something. St Ryde, his successful text and display face, joins the ranks of lively yet legible typefaces with rounded terminals (think Fritz, Sauna or Haptic). Combining a sophisticated structure with playful details, St Ryde has a logic and a charisma all its own. It is a semi-serif rather than a sans; while it swings and bounces at display sizes, it looks more static and regular when used small. With multiple figure sets, small caps and open italics, it was made for serious typographic work, in spite of its unorthodox forms.

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