How history's cartomasters are changing how we map
Ta, Wayne and Esri's John Nelson explore how mid-century mapping masters – like Eduard Imhof and Erwin Raisz – are inspiring a new generation of modern web apps. The team discuss how map projections underpin cartographic truth-telling and discover novel ways to display data with the Equal Earth and the Spilhaus projections.
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Discover Eduard Imhof, a Swiss cartographer with an impressionistic sense of working with light and hue to create texture and shadow.
Use the pulse map to visualise day-over-day trends and answer important questions such as "How are we doing today relative to yesterday?" and "What can we expect tomorrow?"
Turn vector maps into inky goodness with John Nelson's stippled pen and ink style. Apply the effect to dynamic data served from the Living Atlas.
Dip a toe into the sea of cartographic wonder that is Erwin Raisz's hand-drawn and impossibly intricate landform maps.
Suitable for highlighting oceanic data, the Spilhaus projection displays the world's oceans as a single body of water.
Learn how the old world ocean map went viral and became supported in ArcGIS.
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