Recreating the Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps with Open Data

Originally posted on xyHt: I made a map which resembles the OS Explorer Maps...only using (free) Open Data

Lacking geoinspiration? Might be worth looking here….

Every now and then we all lack a little inspiration, whether it is a new client looking for that special something or a personal goal to get your work noticed, inspiration seems to fly out of the door as soon as you get to thinking.

Ten of the Greatest Maps that Changed the World

I've had this bookmark on my computer for the last 2yrs and I find that every now and again I visit the page and have a little look...the inner cartophile inspired and humbled by the beautiful work presented here. My personal favourite is the "London Poverty Map", not just because of the lovely hand draw … Continue reading Ten of the Greatest Maps that Changed the World

Just where are the standards nowadays? (rant)

I am sure I am not the only one, you have the mother of all projects to get some spatial analysis done on by close of business and you go to merge the data for a spot of spatial join action and......there is no consistency, in fact every single data has a different way of … Continue reading Just where are the standards nowadays? (rant)

(almost) All map projections visualised

This was posted today by Aleks Buczkowski, not only a great way of translating the differences in coordinates projections but also a really cool little toy to play with.... All Map Projections Compared And Visualized Source: Aleks Buczkowski July 1, 2013 Geoid - the most accurate model of the Earth Life of cartographer is not … Continue reading (almost) All map projections visualised

Map Design – a list of online resources

Great article on Map Design from Ordnance Survey (UK), I know a few people who could do with reading this!! Some great resources provided too!! Map design: a list of helpful online resources By Cartographic Design team, 7, May, 2013 8:00 am Whether they’ve been making maps for 20 years or two weeks, just like … Continue reading Map Design – a list of online resources

Visualising for Human Geography –

Great article from James Cheshire reminding us how important good visualisation is. From May 2013 Visualising for Human Geography The publication of the International Benchmarking Review of UK Human Geography back in March was a major event for the discipline. The report concludes that the UK human geography community is setting the intellectual agenda for … Continue reading Visualising for Human Geography –

Old Maps Online

Old Maps Online I may have said this one or a hundred times already but I am a bit of a cartophile and love the tactile feel and the amazing detail in old maps, in my search I found a great website called "Old Maps Online" - I know, who would have guessed!! For those … Continue reading Old Maps Online

(Possibly) The Most Incredible Fantasy Maps You've Ever Seen

The Most Incredible Fantasy Maps You've Ever Seen From io9 18th April 2013 Whether you're reading a fantasy novel or playing a game, it's crucial to understand where your characters are on their journeys. That's why the fantasy map has become a genre of its own. Here are some of the most outstanding and classic … Continue reading (Possibly) The Most Incredible Fantasy Maps You've Ever Seen