Cartography

MapMarketplace – the Cafepress for cartographers

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Maps.com, a leading online map seller, has launched a new service called MapMarketplace, a kind of CafePress for cartographers where you can sell your cartographic masterpieces. “MapMarketplace creates an opportunity for small independent cartographers to connect with a broad consumer base,” says Jeff Chappell, Maps.com Online Director. All you have to do is register through […]

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Amazon GIS

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I haven’t highlighted a really good GIS project in awhile, so I thought I’d mention the Amazon GIS project, run by the Smithsonian Institution and other collaborators. They have spent years mapping the Amazon’s resources and have a number of Internet map services in conjunction with ESRI, World Wildlife Fund, the USGS, and Conservation International […]

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Mapping the World’s Languages

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Dr. Steven Huffman has posted a series of maps of the world’s language families, based on Merritt Ruhlen’s “A Guide to the World’s Languages”, as a project using Global Mapping International’s (GMI) World Language Mapping System (WLMS). This is a commercial product which offers language data in GIS point and polygon format. A selected set […]

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Maps of the Religions of the US

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Here’s an interesting site that shows the US broken down by religion. Unfortunately, the maps are all stand alone GIF files, one for each denomination. It would be interesting to see this on an interactive online map. Given that, the maps are pretty interesting to see. Jesse’s note – Also check out the IMS based […]

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Visualizing World Population

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The Hive Group created this cool visualization of population facts for the world’s countries using 2004 CIA Factbook data. In addition to representing countries in a tree structure that can be organized by continent, area, population or density, there are also slider filters that let you zoom up and down the tree structure. Definitely worth […]

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North American Paleogeography Maps

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A couple of days ago, the Cartography blog linked to Dr. Robert Blakely’s site with over 40 amazing maps of the paleogeography of North America. As archaeologists in our previous lives, Jesse and I really thought they were just great, but I think anyone will appreciate these maps, so definitely check this site out.