As usual: Everything which comes out of Apple’s Shop looks great. Here is the “Environmental Page”, with great graphics, nice graphs, and lot’s of white space… Bravo!
Archive for September, 2009
As we become more and more aware that we may be using water at an unsustainable pace, the idea of water footprints—the amount of water an individual uses—is becoming more common. Water footprints can be hard to calculate, depending on how far up the chain of production you go, since everything you eat and buy used some water to produce (to feed cows for beef, for example, or to use in the factory that made your cell phone).
TypeBrewer is a free help tool that gives non-specialist mapmakers a chance to explore typography in a semi-structured environment. It is not mapmaking software. Instead of providing the functionality of a graphic design program or GIS, TypeBrewer offers a quick and easy way to explore typographic alternatives and see the impact that various elements of type have on the overall look and feel of a map. TypeBrewer is designed for mapmakers who want to learn more about map typography and get practical design specifications for starting a map project.
Small, easy-to-use online application which allows you to upload a map file and change its projection on-the-fly. And export it as SVG.
Finally someone speaking out loudly and describing what I think since the appearance of graphs and thematic maps superposed with GoogleEarth. It’s just nonsene. Too much noise. It’s “against Tufte”, one could say as well. Anyway, read it here.
Nicely done, and a couple of cool drill-down functionalities with this library.