Monthly Archives: October 2021

Map Of The Week

For as long as it has been around, the United States has presented itself as a melting  pot, seemingly offering refuge for those fleeing violence, freedom for those being oppressed, or simply a blank slate for those who wish for … Continue reading

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Atlas Of The Week

https://www.transcript-verlag.de/shopMedia/openaccess/pdf/oa9783839445198.pdf The atlas I chose for this week’s blog post is This Is Not an Atlas: A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies by Kollektiv Orangotango. Contrary to the title, this collection features a wide variety of cartographic works that exemplify how … Continue reading

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Blog Of The Week

http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/ For this week’s featured blog, I decided to use Maps Mania created by Keir Clarke. While the selection of maps on the site vary greatly, they all share one common trait: they’re interactive. Although maps naturally require viewers to … Continue reading

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Map of the Week

“Redlining” has become more and more of a political buzzword lately, never straying too far from news headlines. But what exactly is it? This history takes us back almost a full century. As part of the New Deal, the Home … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week

 The Atlas of Redistricting: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/redistricting-maps/ Gerrymandering has become a familiar household term, and most Americans would agree that districts are unfairly drawn by both Republicans and Democrats in order to benefit their own parties. In preparation for the 2018 election, … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week

https://musicalgeography.org/ This is the Musical Geography Project, where various music histories are visually represented by maps. Featured are all genres of music across the globe, and each map functions a little differently. Some show the relationship between time progression and … Continue reading

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Map of the Week

  Have you ever considered how the 7.8 billion people or rather the (7.5 billion when this map was created in 2017) are dispersed throughout the world? This map called “The Earth Divided In 10 Zones of Equal Population” does … Continue reading

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Blog of the Week

https://www.wired.com/category/maplab/  I chose this blog Map Lab on wired.com because it contains an interesting combination of many different types of maps. It uses maps as a jumping off point for discussions of present issues and important current events. Through the … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week

I chose Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Frank Jacobs for this week because I think it pairs really well with our class discussions. The Atlas questions the confines of what it means to be a map. Additionally, … Continue reading

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Map link: Kirk Goldsberry NBA Shot Maps

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/04/29/kirk-goldsberry-once-mapped-food-deserts-flood-data-now-his-maps-are-changing-nba/ These maps are very different than most maps we have talked about in class. Kirk Goldsberry is a cartographer who now maps shots on a basketball court. Kirk Goldsberry has a book, Sprawlball, with hundreds of maps, and this … Continue reading

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