Cartography

Cartography is the fine art of map-making. It's where the beauty of art, the eye of graphic design and the exploration of geography all come together. Most maps are fairly clinical, but they still require knowledge of colour and design to make them presentable. And now, we have computer-generated maps and GIS to analyze the data on maps.

Atlas Obscura: North America in Pencil Crayon

The First Geographer: Ptolomy and his amazing accuracy (Pearson-BBC: 5:33)

What is a map? and How do Cartographers use symbols

Wired: 8 Stunning Maps That Changed Cartography

Mapping Standards

Standards for Mapping, Graphing & Annotating

Activity: World Regions Map

Instructions | 11x17" Map JPG PDFMore printable world maps from d-maps.com

Axis Maps: A short, friendly guide to Cartography

Online Mapping Tools

MapCharts.net

Create downloadable high-res World, Region & Country mapsdirectly or by using spreadsheetsTutorials | Excel

Open Street Map

Google: My Maps

Google My Maps Tutorial (15:00)

National Geographic Mapmaker Interactive

Google Earth Tutorial: Intro to Creation Tools (2:06)

Create your own maps and stories in Google Earth

Google Earth Timelapse
How to | gEarth-Ed

MapHub: Create your own Interactive maps

Story Map



Citizen Mapping Projects

MapGive
Citizen Mapping to assist with Humanitarian efforts
(US State Dept)

YouthMappers.org

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team: Mapping the missing millions

Cartography Stories

Bruce Trail Conservancy magazine article about mapping and cartography (PDF)