This past year I’ve had the honor of working closely with Ken Field and Wes Jones creating illustrations for Ken’s book, Cartography. It was an opportunity to learn a lot in a rather short amount of time. The breakthrough moment, I believe, for the team was when Ken described his hope for each page to … Continue reading Cartography.
There are a kajillion taxi rides happening in New York at any given moment. Thankfully, the NYC open data site shares the data for those rides, including pickup/drop-off locations, fare, tip, cash/credit, duration. I was interested in the terrain of generosity. Based on where you were picked up or dropped off, how likely were you … Continue reading Taxis | Tips | Cash | Rich | Poor
I realized last week that I never really shared out a map I made last year as for-giggles eye candy poster for an Oceans GIS Forum. Anyway, what better way to promote the adventure and mystery of the oceans then to piece together, plastic brick by plastic brick, a Science of Where Undersea Adventure bathymetry … Continue reading Lego Oceans
This is the migration of an Osprey named Julie through the summer and fall of 2015. She hatched from a nesting post built by a Boy Scout on a small international Wildlife Reserve near Detroit, Michigan. Read Julie’s story here. Learn how the maps were made here. Detroit River, Michigan She chilled here for a … Continue reading Julie’s Migration Maps
Here are some Digital Elevation Model maps done up to be all minimalistic and stuff. Except for the one that isn’t. Here’s how to make them. Continue reading Dot Matrix Elevation Maps
Here is a small multiple showing the 12 busiest airports by passenger traffic. Many thanks to Dylan Moriarty who helped me navigate the tantalizing, but somewhat intimidating, world of OpenStreetMap extracts. And thanks to Ken Field and Wes Jones for their graphical advice. I am surprised at the remarkable variation in scale (Hong Kong??) … Continue reading Airdrome