Khaki Basemap

Here is a khaki-colored basemap. Because khaki colored basemaps are insanely useful as a handsome muted monochromatic stage for your stuff. So check it, and use it as the background for your story or thematic map or whatever you feel is best. Nice and easy. Love, John Continue reading Khaki Basemap

Pirates and Time Travel

The ability to slide on the data visualization goggles to filter, pivot, animate, and otherwise magically parse a phenomenon is a real wonder. This StoryMap walks through the visual analysis of 30 years of nautical piracy through various cross-sections of the calendar. While I am not a marine security expert or global economist/sociologist/explorer, I do … Continue reading Pirates and Time Travel

Pen and Ink

Everybody just loves a pen and ink stipple effect. It’s charming, it’s warm, it’s handsome, it’s tactile. It says, say, want to sit on the couch and I’ll read to you from your well-worn copy of Where the Sidewalk Ends? I’ve tried out the stipple effect in maps (here and here) that I’ve hand-drawn (yes, and so should … Continue reading Pen and Ink