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MapBox | Fast and beautiful maps

MapBox | Fast and beautiful maps | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Design maps in the cloud, publish in minutes.

MapBox Streets is a worldwide street-level map based on open data from OpenStreetMap.

MapBox Streets includes a terrain layer for the entire world, visualizing hills and elevation contour lines.

Designate points of interest by placing interactive markers anywhere on your map.


Via Baiba Svenca, michel verstrepen, Niels Jakob Pasgaard
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Create your own maps and add details.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 14, 2013 12:37 PM

Create your own maps by adding markers, symbols, icons, data and features on the map of any place in the world.

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11 of the Most Influential Infographics of the 19th-Century...

11 of the Most Influential Infographics of the 19th-Century... | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
We live in a world steeped in graphic information. From Google Maps and GIS to the proliferation of infographics and animated maps, visual data surrounds us.

While we may think of infographics as a relatively recent development to make sense of the immense amount of data available on the Web, they actually are rooted in the 19th century.

Two major developments led to a breakthrough in infographics: advances in lithography and chromolithography, which made it possible to experiment with different types of visual representations, and the availability of vast amounts of data, including from the American Census as well as natural scientists, who faced heaps of information about the natural world, such as daily readings of wind, rainfall, and temperature spanning decades.

But such data was really only useful to the extent that it could be rendered in visual form. And this is why innovation in cartography and graphic visualization mattered so greatly...


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