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.
Download the orange peel project in ArcGIS Pro to see how different map projections stretch, shrink or squish the earth.
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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