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Still time for 2019 Summer Road Trip

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Some road trip ideas + maps!

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Mapping the News

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Using a few off-the-shelf maps, along with some simple Adobe Illustrator edits, you can create professional looking map graphics to illustrate news stories.

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Maps and Journalism Make for Powerful Storytelling

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Investigative journalists are becoming schooled in the use and preparation of maps to support their work.

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More on Map Projections

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Last week we watched a vivid demonstration showing the difficulty of depicting the earth (a sphere) as a flat image (standard paper map).  Today, we collected some resources that go a little deeper in explaining the strengths and weaknesses of various projections. GIS Geography offers a their take on the limitations of flat maps, including extremely clear descriptions of the 3 types of map projections, Conic, Cylindrical and Azimuthal. If all this talk about map projections has gotten you curious about the various ways the earth is projected, go here to see 50 map projections.   For a truly encyclopedic...

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Making a Sphere Look Flat. Or, Why All Map Projections Fail in Some Way

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Get a quick and painless primer on the limitations of map projections.

 

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