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Mapping Manhattan: A Love Letter in Subjective Cartography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono & 72 Other New Yorkers

Mapping Manhattan: A Love Letter in Subjective Cartography by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Malcolm Gladwell, Yoko Ono & 72 Other New Yorkers | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
"Maps are the places where memories go not to die but to live forever."

"New York blends the gift of privacy with the excitement of parti
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Hand-drawn maps project: The world as it isn't

Hand-drawn maps project: The world as it isn't | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
From sketches on the back of a napkin to beautiful hand-illustrated posters, subjective and personal maps often convey the emotions and quirks of places much better than maps that aim for an accurate and objective portrayal of the world.
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"Most maps are designed so that you can find your way and view the world as it is, but sometimes the most delightful and interesting maps are created when we use them to tell stories of the the world as it isn't." by Maptia, Co-founder Team 

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Marianne Kjelstad's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:00 AM

Have you ever drawn a map on a napkin, or given verbal directions, and told someone to "just follow the road"? Or to "just go straight ahead"? Our mental maps of our well-known surroundings tend to be rather straight and simple, while the real world might not be.

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Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It

Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world.

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Dean Haakenson's comment, January 8, 2013 2:12 PM
Love this. It shows how maps can shape our ideas of the world--Reagan usin the Mercator Projection to convey the idea that the USSR was a very large threat. Great for APHG students.
Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:09 PM

This NPR podcast is a review of the book On the Map that explores how our minds perceive maps and how maps influence or perception of the world we live in.  Here is the NY Times review of the same book. 

g tonge's curator insight, January 9, 2013 4:36 AM

This NPR podcast is a review of the book On the Map that explores how our minds perceive maps and how maps influence or perception of the world we live in.  Here is the NY Times review of the same book. 

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Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism

Illustrator Sophie Blackall on Subversive Storytelling, Missed Connections, and Optimism | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it

"I gave you my umbrella but the wrong directions"

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Census Dotmap

Census Dotmap | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
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US Census Dotmap, 308,450,225 dots - one for each person revealing an image of human settlement patterns unmediated by proxies like city boundaries, arterial roads, state lines, &co.

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How a newspaper in Brazil is using data to inform voters | IJNet

How a newspaper in Brazil is using data to inform voters | IJNet | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
IJNet.org is the premier global website for journalists and media managers to learn about training and networking opportunities. The site and its weekly e-mail bulletin reports on the latest innovations, resources and awards.

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Making Advocacy & Humanitarian Maps [updated]

Making Advocacy & Humanitarian Maps [updated] | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
When Bill Bunge mapped out the locations of car/pedestrian collisions in Detroit (Detroit Geographical Expedition, 1968) he and the map were advocating a way of thinking about what was happening to...
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A la Carte Maps

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Custom designed artwork quality maps featuring local, insider's tips for discovering great cities around the world.
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jenreyn

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Map, Illustration, Graphic Design, Children's, Colorful, Home Decor, Pattern
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Illustrated maps made by Jennifer Reynolds. She is an illustrator/graphic designer based in lovely Portland, Oregon. She is specialized in illustrated maps of all kinds - commissioned projects, editorial, weddings, art prints.


You can find her works here at Illustrated Wedding Maps website: http://illustratedweddingmap.com or on her website: http://jenreyn.com/

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Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary: Places: Design Observer

Cartographic Grounds: Projecting the Landscape Imaginary: Places: Design Observer | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
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The Wire - London Sound Survey and Museum of London sound mapping the Holocene epoch

RT @bldgblog: An entirely sound-based project seeks "to document the Holocene epoch...from 11,500 years ago up to the present day": http://t.co/QogNusUt
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#OccupyWallStreet: origin and spread visualized | SocialFlow Blog

#OccupyWallStreet: origin and spread visualized | SocialFlow Blog | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it

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The Intersection of Geography & Data: 2012's Best Maps

The Intersection of Geography & Data: 2012's Best Maps | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

 

Development and disaster continue to mold the physical world, but for mapmakers, keeping up with geographic changes is busy work -- a tweaked direction here, a freeway exit there. It's very important busy work, as we learned this September when Apple reminded us not to take a good map for granted.

 

The intersection of geography and data, though, is just beginning to fill out. Together with interactive functions like sliders, timelines, and embedded information, the best new maps resemble Rand McNally's about as much as movies look like photographs. Creating an accurate representation of geography and infrastructure is only the tip of the iceberg.

What happens when you integrate statistics about rising seas, gang affiliations, metaphors and beer?

 

A whole new understanding of the way the world works. And some pretty sweet maps. Without further ado, the top favorite maps of the year...

 

(visit the article link for the maps and associated links)


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 20, 2012 4:40 PM

A gallery of different approaches to visualizing topics covering a broad range of data through cartography and mapping...

Examples are supplemented with a summary of the intent, process + graphics of each map, noting the elements that make for successful representations of specific concepts, ideas + data.

From urban issues to voting trends to navigation apps and software, maps are tools that can be highly effective in data visualization, as evidenced in this cartographic collection curated by the Atlantic Cities.

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Facebook friends mapped by app

Facebook friends mapped by app | It´s all about maps | Scoop.it
Wolfram Alpha releases a tool that enables Facebook users to see graphs of their activities and network of friends (Pretty cool app developed by physicist Stephen Wolfram mapping your Facebook friends and personal fb trends #analytics
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