The Cartography Nerds’ Map of the USA

In: Graphic Design (general) Maps

3 Jan 2012

David Imus created a new map of the United States by applying careful attention to details, design, and symbology. The figure below compares Imus’ version (on the right) to National Geographics (left). An article over at Slate highlights some of the design choices Imus made, as does a pamphlet from Imus’ website. Personally, I think it’s great that people are re-examining the “standard” way to map things, and love the way Imus squeezed in as much information as possible, without sacrificing clarity – on the other hand, it apparently took him two years and over 6,000 hours to complete. Yikes!

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1 Response to The Cartography Nerds’ Map of the USA

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zach

January 3rd, 2012 at 1:38 pm

And only 13 bucks for a folded copy from his website. Good deal for such a cool map.

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