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I just got the book "Transit Maps of the World," and its great, but does anyone know of any other map design compilations out there worth taking a look at?

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I just got the book "Transit Maps of the World," and its great, but does anyone know of any other map design compilations out there worth taking a look at?

I assume you mean a book of mostly contemporary cartography? There are several good coffee-table books of historical cartography (see Amazon's best-seller list). I recently got the book that accompanies the big show at the Field and Walter museums and it is very good.

But for contemporary cartography, the best I can think of is the annual ESRI Map Book. All ESRI-based stuff of course, but usually a high proportion of really lovely maps. I see hard copies are still available for four of the books from ESRI. The rest you can probably get from www.abebooks.com or Amazon used.

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I'll second Nat's suggestion of the ESRI Map Book. There's always a ton of fantastic stuff in there. It always clocks in at 100+ pages, so there's a place for you to find a lot of good, high quality maps to look at. I've turned to the book many times for design inspiration.
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Ive been thinking about getting that "Maps" book, i guess ill have to. I didn't even know those ESRI annuals were out there, ill have to check those out also. Thanks :D

I am kinda wanting more contemporary stuff, I guess I am just frustrated at going to the bookstore and seeing tons of up-to-the minute-contemporary graphic design and architecture annuals, quarterlies, magizines, and books, but not finding any cartographic eye-candy. <_<

Are there even any Contemporary Carto-Map-Design Annuals or magazines (non-academic) out there besides the ESRI ones?

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ACSM sponsors Map Design awards every winter, but it's always won by the newest big expensive atlas or reference map. I'd like to see it a bit more segmented, to recognize more large-scale, small-space, stylized, or thematic work.

Avenza sponsors a competition every autumn for products created with MAPublisher.

NACIS has a competition every autumn for student online maps.
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The Avenza awards always have quality—as I'm sure the others mentioned do as well. Maybe Avenza should look at publishing a book of winners/notable entries each year? Or a book compilation of past winners/notable entries—is Ted reading this? :)

Previoius winners here:
http://www.avenza.co...wards_main.html

and a map gallery here:
http://www.avenza.co...s.examples.html
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Just sent Ted a link to your post :)
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We definitely have talked about producing a book or calendar or some other form of printed compilation of the great maps that have been submitted for the Avenza MAP Awards over the years and I expect that sometime soon we will do so. Unfortunately time is always a scarce resource for small companies like us so often we direct our efforts to creating the next great version of of software at the expense of things like this.
Rest assured that your comments are well received and that when time and costs permit we will produce something akin to the ESRI Map Book series that everyone can enjoy.
In the meantime we invite everyone to peruse and enjoy the maps at http://www.avenza.co...wards_main.html

And also by the way, Avenza also sponsors one of the awards at the ASCM (http://www.acsm.net/mapcontest.html) along with National Geographic. The next series will be presented at the AAG meeting in April in Boston.

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There's also Cindy Brewer's new book - Designed Maps
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There's also Cindy Brewer's new book - Designed Maps


I'm looking forward to seeing this book at the ESRI Conference this year. I'm sure I'll pick it up - but I like to thumb through it a bit before I do.
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