An amazing website with a wealth of information. It offers rules and guidelines for the design and production of shaded relief, an overview of its history, examples produced by professional relief artists, technical tips, and much more.
A brief article discussing my passion for cartography, the importance of map design, and using Avenza MAPublisher and Geographic Imager coupled with Adobe software for map production.
Shelton was a pioneer of natural color mapping and the inspiration for creating Natural Earth. 1985 video interview. Introduction by John Wolter, Chief, Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress. Interview conducted by Thomas K. Hinckley (BYU). Produced by TV Facilities of Motion Picture Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Lab, Library of Congress. 51 minutes. Check out his beautiful landscape painting at 47:30.
Watch Bojan Savric and me introduce the Equal Earth projection at the 2018 NACIS conference in Norfolk, Virginia.
A report on the current status of brochure maps prepared by the US National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center. Presented at NACIS/Montréal in 2017.
Watch a live demo of 3D and terrain rendering features in NSD Pro 7.0 at the 2016 NACIS conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
We recently spoke with National Park Service cartographer Tom Patterson about his mapmaking process and how he uses Landsat in his work.
Take the quiz given at the 2018 ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop, Hvar, Croatia. It's tough. The best team scored 17.25 out of 22 possible points.
I gave this quiz at the 2016 ICA Mountain Cartography Workshop, Berchtesdgaden Alps, Germany. The two best teams at the workshop managed to score 16 out of 22 possible points. Can you can beat the mountain experts?
Excerpted from: Putting Interpretation on the Map: An Interpretive Approach to Geography, Heidi Bailey, 2009, pp. 59-60.
A free script for Adobe Illustrator that adds vertices (anchor points) to lines and area polygons based on a maximum distance spacing that the user defines. Add Vertex used in conjunction with MAPublisher enables the export of Adobe Illustrator maps made with Bézier curves as shapefiles for use in GIS software.
Abstracts, papers, and presentations from the 2002 Workshop held 1,829 meters/6,000 feet above sea level on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Hood, Oregon. The workshop, which is held biannually, covers all topics related to mountain mapping, including shaded relief and 3D mapping
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