Great news for those that like maps, just like us! The folks at Wired just launched a new blog focused on cartography. In the inaugural post, titled ‘Introducing the Wired Map Lab: Our Quest to Find, Explore, and Make Maps‘, Betsy Mason and Greg Miller explain what this new digital environment we’ll bring to the audience:
“This blog has two functions. First, it provides us with a great excuse to spend time writing about maps. Now we can shamelessly hunt for maps, read about maps, talk about maps, and write about maps â€¦ at work. Itâ€™s the perfect way to get paid to indulge an obsession! Second, we want to learn how to make our own maps, and we want you to learn along with us. Weâ€™ll be exploring mapping software, hunting for data, and figuring out, step-by-step, how to make digital maps. We hope to make maps that tell interesting stories, answer important questions, reveal hidden relationships, and enhance the reporting we do at Wired.”
We wish the team behind this great idea all the best, and we look forward to feature some of the works produced by them in the coming weeks.
Now, here are the selected maps for today’s Digital Cartography:
(Via Google Maps Mania)
Time to close today’s selection, and don’t forget that you can also send your recommendations for interactive maps to be featured here, just drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook with the link. And we’ll be back next Wednesday with another round-up!