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Dating old maps and globes

A few days ago I posted this photo on Twitter. It’s a map from the “Atlas of European History”, an old atlas in my collection. There’s no date on it (in fact I wasn’t able to find a date in … Continue reading

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Meteox

We have produced base maps for various weather-websites by The Meteo Company, such as Meteox.com, Weerslag.nl and Niederschlagsradar.de. These are static maps on top of which the dynamic weather information is projected. Obviously it is vitally important that these maps … Continue reading

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BalancePlanet

Red Geographics has produced the maps for the BalancePlanet globe. The BalancePlanet is a geographically accurate 3D globe with a diameter of 30 inch. The BalancePlanet shows a colourful, tangible image of the world with lots of attention to detail. … Continue reading

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NACIS Map Quilt

I was asked to produce a tile for the 2014 NACIS Map Quilt, and I decided to make it a celebration of NACIS. I made a fairly basic map, but instead of labelling features with their proper name I named … Continue reading

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FME tip: create point from text

We’ve all been there: there’s an attribute containing an x coordinate, a space and a y coordinate, like this: 12.544 23.323 How to build geometry from that using FME? The most obvious route, one that I used for years, was … Continue reading

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