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How Not to Get Fooled by a Bad Map

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Here's an educational article about how not to get fooled by a bad map.

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New York Times Election Mapping

Posted by BOLD Apps on

Curious about how the NYTimes develops election maps? Read about it here.    

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Mapping Super Tuesday Results

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Anyone doing political infographics will appreciate this map.  The USA with Congressional Districts, in Adobe Illustrator format.  Every district is a separate object you can select and edit with color, patterns, etc. Get it now and use it throughout the election season. USA with Congressional Districts $249.95

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Designers Love Map Resources City Maps

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

City Maps remains one of the most popular areas of our map collection. And why not? These incredibly detailed maps have over 25 feature layers. Designers love them because they can make the map look exactly the way they want it to by editing colors, fonts and line weights.  Best of all, the vector linework prints beautifully and looks extremely professional. See for yourself. Download a sample today.

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Invasion, Secession, Disputed Borders... A Dilemma for Map Makers?

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Most of us tend to think of national borders as non-controversial – clearly marked, without ambiguity. And in most cases, they are. But occasionally border shift, change, evaporate even, causing cartographers to scramble to keep maps current. Who Decides When a Border Gets Changed? An important question, because when a boundary is drawn on a map, especially an official map, it conveys a message to viewers. Map Resources' governing policy regarding boundaries is to follow the actions of the US State Department.  When a boundary, or a new country, is recognized by the State Department, we consider it official and...

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