The Best New Maps, According to Cartographers
The new Atlas of Design is a collection of beautiful, innovative, and unusual modern maps.
From charts of UFO sightings in the United States to surveys of bear population density in Finland to a 3-D visualization of where London’s airport employees live, a new collection of maps shows off the skill and creativity of today’s cartographers.
The third volume of the Atlas of Design contains 32 maps, each representative of a different style of design and craft. The one thing the maps have in common is that they tend to “impress the viewer at first glance, and have enough rich details to reward the time spent looking closer,” says atlas co-editor Marty Elmer, a member of the North American Cartographic Information Society, which publishes the atlas.
As they sifted through nearly 250 submissions from more than