Cartographers have a range of tricks to distill landscapes into two-dimensional narratives -- and the results are visually stunning.
The current methods deployed by the UN to measure urbanity through population count is an epistemologically identical and empirically unjustified equivalent of a system conceived half a century ago, one that relies on questionable methodologies to homogenize the heterogeneous "urban" cohort.
It's no secret that we at Dot & Bo love industrial design for its dark and gritty nature. However, with all of that weathered wood, cast iron, and steel, it can sometimes feel a little one dimensional. That's why we love the trend of incorporating maps as decor into industrial homes.
Your favorite books come to life in Andrew DeGraff's Plotted.
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When is the last time you used hand-drawn directions to navigate from one location to another? In the age of Google Maps
You know the old line about the Great Wall of China being the only manmade object visible from outer space? Now Google Maps and Google Earth are bringing the whole world into focus, right down to an acre's worth of Ireland.
For several millenia, maps were basically a static medium. The content changed as Europeans discovered the width and breadth
Maps can be complicated things; they can obscure more than they reveal, depending on who is using it and what is understood