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Saw this in the local bookstore yesterday, maybe for the wishlist for some people? It is a big atlas (small coffee table book) with cartograms from the worldmapper.org people.

http://www.amazon.co...M...2933&sr=8-1

If you ask me, I think these cartograms are quite gimmicky and get old quite fast. And I am not so impressed with the design of the cartograms...
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If you ask me, I think these cartograms are quite gimmicky and get old quite fast. And I am not so impressed with the design of the cartograms...



I agree with you Frax - I looked at that and thought it could be generated quite quickly. Something the popular press and general public latch onto, but as cartographers, we find it not-so-impressive. It's a big data dump, and in many ways, as map designers, this is the common perception we fight to overcome: the concept that the computer made that map. In this case it is pretty close to the truth.
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Interesting that the Number one book bought with it is Bad Science.
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I don't know if I have the stomach to look at 366 cartograms, but their site is very useful.




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