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MAPS AND CARTOGRAPHY

 
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END OF THE RAINBOW? NEW MAP SCALE IS MORE READABLE BY PEOPLE WHO ARE COLOR BLIND

Scientific American 
August 9, 2018

The improved palette also avoids some of the problems existing data visualization schemes pose for people with typical vision. 

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DISCOVER FASCINATING MAPS FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S ARCHIVES

National Geographic
May 11, 2018

More than 6,000 maps from the magazine's 130-year-long history have been digitally compiled for the first time.

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THE UNDERAPPRECIATED MAN BEHIND THE “BEST GRAPHIC EVER PRODUCED”

National Geographic
March 16, 2017

He’s known for his acclaimed depiction of Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia. But Charles Minard was full of innovative visualizations.

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THE ADORABLE MAPS TODAY’S CARTOGRAPHERS MADE AS KIDS

National Geographic
February 22, 2017

Here’s how eight mapmakers got their start, growing from youthful enthusiasts into successful professionals. 

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FOUR MILLION COMMUTES REVEAL NEW U.S. 'MEGAREGIONS'

National Geographic
November 30, 2016

As economic centers grow in size and importance, determining their boundaries has become more crucial. Where do you fall on the map? 

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WHAT MARS MAPS GOT RIGHT (AND WRONG) THROUGH TIME

National Geographic
October 19, 2016

From the first map of Mars in 1831 to a new gravity map released in March, cartography has shaped how we understand the red planet.  Read Article

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19TH-CENTURY SCHOOLGIRLS WERE INCREDIBLY GOOD AT DRAWING MAPS

National Geographic
July 27, 2016

Many schools required students to trace or re-create maps in order to learn skills that may have helped them later in life.

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THIS GIGANTIC MARBLE MAP OF NEW ENGLAND NEEDS A NEW HOME

National Geographic
June 1, 2016

If you're interested, you're going to need a really big wall.

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