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By on 15 August, 2018

The Equal Earth Projection

The Map Room

In 2014, cartographer Tom Patterson and his colleagues Bojan Šavrič and Bernhard Jenny introduced the eponymous Patterson projection, a cylindrical projection that reduced polar exaggeration while maintaining the familiar shape of continents. Now Patterson has teamed up with Šavrič and Jenny once more to produce a new projection: the Equal Earth projection.

Sheep and Wheat

Map of the week

Recalling a brighter time for Australian farmers, this charming map is one of a series of maps produces in the 1920s by geographer Thomas Griffith Taylor, called The New Oxford Wall Maps of Australia.


LiDAR vs Photogrammetrically Generated Point Cloud Data

Blue Marble Geographics blog

While both LiDAR and PhoDAR are 3D point cloud formats, the process of creating each is completely different. The nature of the collection process dictates the structural characteristics of the data and its usefulness for specific applications. In this blog entry, we look at some of the distinct differences between each collection method, and their ideal uses.


How GPS and location played a big role in FIFA World Cup 2018

Geospatial World

Arriving a bit late to the party, soccer’s governing bodies have finally recognised the importance of technology in contrast with many other team sports. Both on and off the pitch, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia found technology — GPS and location in particular — made a huge impact.


Cartographic hyperbole

Cartonerd

Just when you think we’ve exhausted mapping the 2016 Presidential election maps along comes another. New York Times’ ‘Extremely Detailed Map’ presents precinct level data from the work undertaken by Ryne Rohla.

Bloomberg Looks at U.S. Land Use

The Map Room

Bloomberg explores land use in the United States with a series of low-resolution maps that become more and more like infographics in the shape of the lower 48 states. It’s a revealing look at the big picture.

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