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MapSCII – ASCII Map Renderer for the Console

Color me impressed: MapSCII is a Braille & ASCII map renderer for your console. There’s a live version accessible via telnet on mapscii.me: $ telnet mapscii.me Panning and zooming using the mouse is supported. At the base is a vector … Continue reading

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Antarctica, the Confusing Continent

Antarctica, the confusing continent. — Terrible Maps (@TerribleMaps) September 15, 2017

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A New Kind of Map: It’s About Time

The Mapbox Team: Recently, we’ve been thinking of a visualization that cuts directly to the way in which people make decisions about where to go: what would a map look like if we swept the physical world away completely, in … Continue reading

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Upgrades for Google Maps Street View

Google is rolling out upgraded cars with upgraded camera rigs to capture Street View imagery. The new camera rig will help capture photos that are clearer, higher in resolution, and more vivid in color. Like the old design, the rig … Continue reading

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Create interactive SVG maps in React with react-simple-maps

react-simple-maps is a library of React components to make SVG maps using d3-geo and topojson. react-simple-maps → Whilst looking further I’ve stumbled upon these two Medium posts detailing an implementation: How to create pure react SVG maps with topojson and … Continue reading

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Palestine Archipelago if it were in the ocean

The map above shows what Palestine’s West Bank would look like if all non-Palestinian land suddenly turned into water. (via Brilliant Maps)

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D3 in Depth: Rendering Geographic Information

D3 in Depth has dedicated a chapter to rendering geographic information. D3’s approach differs to so called raster methods such as Leaflet and Google Maps. Typically D3 requests vector geographic information in the form of GeoJSON and renders this to … Continue reading

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Uber Visualization Nights: deck.gl

During the first “Uber Visualization Night” on June 20, 2017, Nicolas Belmonte from Uber’s Data Visualization team gave a nice introduction to the aforementioned deck.gl:

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Every Solar Eclipse Happening in your Lifetime

The Washington Post has created a nice article on the upcoming solar eclipse that will cross the United States On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the contiguous United States. It’ll be the first to traverse … Continue reading

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The problem with maps // Playing with Projections

One of the core ideas covered in my talk named “Geoshizzle” on mapping is that the Mercator projection is way overdue. It’s main feature of preserving angle measurements is no longer feasible in this time and age (it was back … Continue reading

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