Cartography

Maps show what is beyond the sea

Maps show what is beyond the sea

What’s on the other side when you look straight out into the ocean? The answer lies in the maps created by US-based cartographer Andy Woodruff The maps show coastal points across the world that directly face each continent The maps are based on the curve of the Earth, not latitude So, a person looking at the ocean from New York ...

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A Brief History of Cartography and Maps

A Brief History of Cartography and Maps

Maps have always changed for humans throughout history, we are one of the few you have seen images of it, in real life. So how did past people perceive their world? Find out.

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Mapping webinar – Why is good cartography important?

Mapping webinar – Why is good cartography important?

Good cartography is important because a well-designed map communicates its message better than a badly designed one. If you stop to look at the many maps you encounter every day, you’ll soon realize that the quality of maps varies widely. Some maps are attractive graphics which are clear and easy to read. Some are adequate but not inspiring, while others ...

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Web Cartography: Designing Map Titles with Transparent Gradient Backgrounds

Web Cartography: Designing Map Titles with Transparent Gradient Backgrounds

In this video, I provide code and show you how to design floating DIVs that have transparent gradient backgrounds. This makes it appear as though your slippy map is dissolving underneath your title or legend. Files can be obtained at the Web Cartography Website: http://www.ian.muehlenhaus.com/webcar… under Book Resources. This video is a supplemental component to the textbook “Web Cartography: Map ...

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