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Here Dragons Abound: Lord of the Rings Map Style
I decided to see how well Dragons Abound could mimic the classic Tolkien map style.
map  cartography  procedural  procgen 
23 hours ago by AleatoricConsonance
Vox Borders - YouTube
Reporting from six borders around the world, Emmy-nominated journalist Johnny Harris investigates the human stories behind the lines on a map in a new series for Vox.com
borders  mapping  cartography  geopolitics 
3 days ago by shannon_mattern
Twitter
and / community: Are there any good tools (or hacks) to crowdsource locations, i.e. a vot…
cartography  geodata  maps  from twitter_favs
4 days ago by electroponix
Twitter
America's loneliest roads, mapped -
cartography  from twitter
5 days ago by rdr
Deep Mapping - Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures
The aim of the Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures project is to develop new ways of thinking about place. We apply these to our endangered marine environment, with the aim of encouraging the ongoing stewardship of Cork’s coast, and Ireland’s maritime heritage.

The project investigates the biological, cultural, and historical contexts of the south west coast of Ireland from 1700 to 1920, and connects them to the present day marine environment. Our study area stretches along the arc of Roaring Water Bay from Timoleague to Bantry Bay.
cartography  Ireland  Cork  heritage  via:shannon_mattern 
6 days ago by pgslr
How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds - Atlas Obscura
One of life’s great treats, for a lover of books (especially fantasy books), is to open a cover to find a map secreted inside and filled with the details of a land about to be discovered. A writer’s map hints at a fully imagined world, and at the beginning of a book, it’s a promise. In the middle of a book, it’s a touchstone and a guide. And at the end, it’s a reminder of all the places the story has taken you.

A new book, The Writer’s Map, contains dozens of the magical maps writers have drawn or that have been made by others to illustrate the places they’ve created. “All maps are products of human imagination,” writes Huw Lewis-Jones, the book’s editor. “For some writers making a map is absolutely central to the craft of shaping and telling their tale.”
cartography  writing  maps  literature  narrative 
7 days ago by shannon_mattern
How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds
A new book collects fantastic literary geographies.
cartography  fiction  literature 
8 days ago by campylobacter
WTFcsv
Data arrives at your doorstep in the form of a spreadsheet but how do you find a story in rows and columns? WTFcsv provides the first step by characterizing each column's data type and contents so that you can ask more questions.
data  tools  cartography 
9 days ago by nicklally
GEOFABRIK
Geographic Information System (GIS)
geography  cartography  shapefiles  gis  software  maps 
10 days ago by asaltydog

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