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Ten Things to Consider When Making a Map What makes a good map? When done well, a map is a vehicle for effective communication. There are many cartographic principles to help guide effective map making. Below are ten common considerations that all cartographers should incorporate as part of their map making process. This list isn’t meant to be a comprehensive list but rather a starting point of things to contemplate. Different cartographic presentations will require additional points of consideration and techniques. 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.

Library of Congress Maps Collections The Library of Congress Search by Keyword | Browse by Geographic Location Index | Subject Index | Creator Index | Title Index The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. Should you be using intensity maps? As a retailer, you’re probably used to using surveys as a means to understanding customer behavior. Traditionally, once you get the data, you might start working in excel or some other statistical software, cranking out brilliant correlations or percentage checks. There are plenty of available tools which can help you connect spatial and consumer profile data to better plan and manage services, but before you start applying survey results to business strategy, creating intensity maps could help you gain a better understanding of consumer behavior. What is an intensity map? An intensity map can show regional variations of consumer infrastructure density within a city and offer a bird’s eye view of locations where consumers exist within a city. See some examples of intensity maps being used by Kiwi.

Countries Skip to main content Countries Browse by country for overviews, news, analysis and maps on crises and disasters. A red dot beside the country name denotes an ongoing crisis or disaster. Updates by country (last 72 hours) ReliefWeb overpass turbo Introduction With overpass turbo you can run Overpass API queries and analyse the resulting OpenStreetMap data interactively on a map. You can run xml styled or OverpassQL queries. Returned xml or json data is parsed and (if possible) shown on the map. For more information about overpass turbo take a look at the OSM wiki. One can use the following handy shortcuts in the query: Map collection Skip to Content Libraries Home | Mobile | My Account | Renew Items | Sitemap | Help | University of Texas Libraries Home > Finding Information > PCL Map Collection > Country and Regional Map Sites Maps Maps FAQ Map Room Guide

Favourite maps from 2013 Everyone and their dog tends to publish their own 'best maps of...'. Given I spend most of my time on this blog haranguing bad maps during the year I thought I might try it myself this year so here goes, in no particular favourite 10 maps of 2013. For those that are counting, there's 11 but here goes... Atlas of the World The origin of the word World Atlas in itself is no less interesting than the traditional meaning which has come to denote a collection of maps, providing an encyclopedic wealth of information on the land, people and cultures in different parts of the world. One of the legends in this relation state, that the land of Mauritania was once ruled by King Atlas, a great philosopher, mathematician and astronomer who created the first celestial globe. In 1595, the great cartographer Gerardus Mercator first called his collection of maps as an "Atlas" in honor of this legendary king Atlas. Another even more popular legend speaks about the Greek mythological character of Atlas, the son of Titan Iapetus and Oceanid Asia, who was condemned to bear the burden of celestial sphere on his shoulders by the Greek God of Zeus. Atlas of the World