Cartography

All About Cartography

All About Cartography

Cartography (from Greek χάρτης khartēs, “map”; and γράφειν graphein, “write”) is the study and practice of making maps. Combining science, aesthetics, and technique, cartography builds on the premise that reality can be modeled in ways that communicate spatial information effectively.

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Osher Map Library – Women In Cartography

Osher Map Library – Women In Cartography

Take a tour of the Osher Map Library’s exhibit on Women In Cartography. This exhibition recognizes and celebrates the long overlooked role of women in the world of mapping; bringing their stories, accomplishments, and most importantly their maps to light. Curated by Alice Hudson, former Chief of the Map Division at the New York Public Library, Women in Cartography showcases ...

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What time is it? It’s Maptime!

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Maptime is quite literally time for making maps. Well, actually, many times (and in many places): what started as a small meeting in San Francisco is now more than 40 community groups spanning ten time zones. All are full of beginners working together on hands-on map projects and tutorials. This rapid growth has been surprising and awesome! But how did ...

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What is a map?

What is a map?

New developments in mapping technology, access to geospatial platforms and data, and methods for data visualization have redefined who and what are being mapped. While maps are being produced and consumed faster than ever before, our very understanding of what defines a map has slowly drifted from what technology actually enables. The “map” still holds a strong conceptual link to ...

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The world map in the last 5000 years

The world map in the last 5000 years

A geopolitical history of all empires, nations, kingdoms, armies and republics. More than 500 world maps spanning all historical events up to today. View in the high resolution. Turn on annotations for labels if you cannot read the key in the upper-left corner. Most of what is shown here are civilizations with a writing system and urban centers. There are ...

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