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Felix

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Dear all,

 

I was honoured to be asked by National Geographic Maps to create an iconic image for the cover of their authoritative Atlas of the World, published last month.

It illustrates the Anthroposphere, i.e. anthropogenic infrastructures and networks growing inside the biosphere.

 

The first edition was published in 1963. This 10th Edition also celebrates 100 years of cartography (1915) at National Geographic.

It contains more than 150,000 place names, 360 maps, 70 charts, 56 photographs and 300 diagrams and illustrations.

 

You can read more about it here:

http://shop.national...oductId=6201354

http://news.national...es-cartography/

 

Below are the official cover and an alternate which, personally, I would have preferred considering the ocean glow and atmospheric scattering.

 

Hope you like!

 

Felix

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Quite the honor indeed. I believe you captured what they were looking for. Would you mind expanding upon how this was done? What were the sources of your data? What software was used?

 

Very impressive work....thanks for sharing.



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Very nice work!  I can see why you like the alternate a bit better - it has a lot more life and pulls at you, but the first is a bit more complacent and restive.  

 

Did you consider any versions that showed more of an atmospheric bubble around our planet (like the top of the troposphere)?


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Looks gorgeous - congratulations!


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I ordered my copy of the atlas the other day, can't wait to get it :)


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Really impressive. Congratulations.



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Awesome! good for you, congratulations!

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