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Must Read – The Greatest Paper Map of the United States You’ll Ever See

US Map

This is a must read for all GIS folks!  It’s a quick read.

Isaac Martinez from CSS forwarded this link to me.  This is one of the best articles about the art of making maps, and why good maps take a long time to make.  If you use the County’s cache maps, we try to put as much thought as this into our maps, but we don’t have the 6,000 hours it takes to make a really fantastic cartographic map …

“American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society. The five most recent winners were all maps designed by large, well-known institutions: National Geographic (three times), the Central Intelligence Agency Cartography Center, and the U.S. Census Bureau. But earlier this year, the 38th annual Best of Show award went to a map created by Imus Geographics—which is basically one dude named David Imus working in a farmhouse outside Eugene, Ore.”

Click here to see the full article.

 

 

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