By some margin my favourite read this weekend: Shadows on maps are getting a lot more exciting, and here’s why...

As cartographers, we want to make beautiful maps that grab our readers’ attention. Sometimes we wish our maps could jump out of the screen or off the page, and with a recent trend in cartography we’re starting to see more and more maps that seem to do just that. [...]

Fun to think about using maps to plot non-geographic data like income distribution.

For the record, I want a copy of David Garcia's Hundred Largest Islands of the World poster1 for my wall.

[Via Sentiers #236]

  1. I'm aware of the claims of Australia to a place on that poster, but for my money being omitted from a list like this is part of the price you pay for being a (sparsely-populated) continent.