Tag: cartography

Time Warped Cartograpy

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Here is a ridiculous walking distance map of Seattle. The geography of areas accessible via a 1, 2, and 3 hour stroll are warped into concentric rings. While it looks like an ice cream cone on a hot day, its … Continue reading

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Lightsaber Lines –I mean Firefly Lines

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Hang on! This blog post can alternatively be read in a mind-bending full-screen epically scroll-tastic Cascade Story Map. Ah the glow of a cool-blue firefly map. There is a sort of balance between the softness of the geographic features and … Continue reading

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How-To: United States of Craigslist, Chalkboard Style!

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Ah the trusty old, well-worn, United States of [Thiessen Polygon] Map. But at least I was a relatively early adopter (the original version was made in…yikes!…2011). Sure, this post will show you how to make these boundaries, but more interestingly, it will … Continue reading

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How-To: Fake Island Election Map Thing

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Here is a map in the style of Tim Wallace’s definitive map of the 2016 US Presidential Election. This is a small snapshot of Tim’s maps, for reference… Tim’s unique take, and beautiful craftsmanship, show two Americas, one of Trump and one … Continue reading

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How To Make the Map on the ArcGIS Book

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If you haven’t checked out the new ArcGIS Book: 10 Big Ideas About Applying the Science of Where I think you ought to. It’s a multi-format extravaganza of the how and why of spatial science. In that spirit, wouldn’t you … Continue reading

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ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud has Arrived!

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ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud® is now Available!  We are very excited to announce the release of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud! The ArcGIS and Adobe® integration opens GIS up to an expanding group of design- and communications-focused users, who can … Continue reading

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Coming Soon! ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud Arrives May 2017!

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ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud® Arriving Soon!  We are very excited to announce the release of ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud scheduled for May 2017! With ArcGIS Maps for Adobe Creative Cloud, design and communication professionals have access to … Continue reading

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How to Combine Color and Size Effectively in Your Maps

Smart mapping allows you to choose two attributes, and show them both within the same map. This is a valuable trick which can showcase your data in new ways, and also display relationships and patterns you might not have seen otherwise. This guide shows examples and steps for getting started with this mapping technique. To follow the detailed version of this guide interactively, visit this story map. Continue reading

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How to Make Smart Color Choices in Your Maps

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As the map-maker, you are the most valuable tool when creating a narrative around your data. An important way to get the intended reaction out of your audience is to be conscious about what colors you use in your map. … Continue reading

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Beer vs Wine

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The beer/wine topic was a trap! To get us thinking about value-by-alpha. But now you’re here, and you might be like, well, I might as well read about value-by-alpha while I look at booze maps. {Would you like to read … Continue reading

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