Tag: cartography

Steal These George Washington Map Textures for Pro, Please

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Did you know that George Washington was a cartographer? He was a surveyor and map maker in his early years, and continued to make his own maps for practical purposes throughout his life. Cool, right? Here is a map he … Continue reading

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Sun Glint Radial Hack

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While engaging in the miracle of human flight I like to look down at the wrinkled surface of our earth. And if the sun angle is just right, given the direction I’m facing, a radial sun glint chases me, shimmering … Continue reading

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New to the Living Atlas – Firefly Demographics

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The ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World has a new set of maps that make US Census data really shine (pun intended). Using the new Firefly Cartography style, these maps highlight distinct patterns about how the population and households are … Continue reading

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Steal These Globe-ifiers Please

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So I was making a series of maps to use in a bonkers new Story Map to continue my (apparently) annual contribution to the Geopolitical Curiosities serial (pt 1 | pt 2) and, as often happens to me, I fell down a … Continue reading

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Not-So-Historic Survey Plan

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When I first saw this map of Waterloo, Ontario, by cartographer Warren Davison, I was so impressed with his application of texture and composition. Warren does beautiful work, but this map of his community shows specifically that the cartography of … Continue reading

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How To Make This Physical Map of Wyoming For Some Reason

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This is a physical map of the beautiful US state of Wyoming. And here is a quick cheat sheet of its elements: And here is this blog post in fast-forward: Let’s take a closer look at this cartographic process in … Continue reading

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Multivariate Dot Density

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Dot Density maps are an almost-magical way of visualizing the geographic distribution of an overall population, as well as the relative heterogeneity of groups within that overall population. Here, for example, is a Dot Density map of the Hispanic population … Continue reading

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Dot Density Super Splash Zone

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What?? Dot Density is en-Pro-ified? Wow, this is good news. I immediately had to drop everything that I was doing, and crank out a dot density map. No external request for a dot density map? Who can wait for that! … Continue reading

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New Crime symbols

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This week new set of symbols were released. These symbols are available in the Local Government ArcGIS Pro style version 2.0. The Local Government style contains crime symbols for violent, property, and quality of life crime categories. These new symbols … Continue reading

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Hand to Digital

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In a previous post, I walked through the creation of a hand drawn map. In the process I picked up some insights on what it was about the tangible graphite, ink, paint, and paper map that I appreciated. I had … Continue reading

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