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Use of Fonts…
September 26, 2007, 5:27 pm
Filed under: Geography 310

Its amazing what Google can find if you just type in exactly what your looking for…say “maps with odd fonts.”

This “map” I think is a great example for a map with good use of fonts. Though its not mapping locations or spatial data or whatever, I think it’s clever the way the fonts sort of portray or reflect the subjects. Language is in sort of a calligraphic font. The Arts looks like someone could have just written it by hand with a marker. Technology is a more mordern, simple, cleaner cut, style font. So yeah.

This other map I got off the Strange Maps blog. I hate baseball but its another interesting way to use fonts in that each “country” is labeled with the logo font for each baseball team.



“Strange Maps” Blog
September 26, 2007, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Geography 310

Hey all, I came across this blog called “Strange Maps” which has a lot of cool different maps old and new on all different subjects. Just thought it was kind of cool, if you haven’t seen it before you might want to check it out… I added it to my links.

–Kevin



August’s Conformal Projection of the Sphere on a Two-Cusped Epicycloid…
September 26, 2007, 4:33 pm
Filed under: Geography 310

Yeaahhh…what this guy says…
http://members.shaw.ca/quadibloc/maps/mcf0702.htm

And heres the home page…
http://members.shaw.ca/quadibloc/maps/mapint.htm



Earth as a Geoid…
September 26, 2007, 3:38 pm
Filed under: Geography 310

This is more related to our second lab but I thought it was really cool. It’s sort of a 3-D image of the Earth as a geoid…

Heres the link to the website that I found it at, click on the link under “The Earth”…

http://postgis.refractions.net/pipermail/postgis-users/2005-May/008070.html



Because I can…
September 22, 2007, 9:02 am
Filed under: Geography 310

Even old New York, was once New Amsterdam…

Why they changed it I cant say, people just liked it better that way!



Lab 3…
September 20, 2007, 10:38 pm
Filed under: Geography 310

Mollweide Graticule…



Lab 2…
September 18, 2007, 9:56 pm
Filed under: Geography 310