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Good day, CartoTalk denizens!

I'm writing to solicit your participation in a casual map redesign competition, hosted at my blog, Cartastrophe. The aim is to see if we can improve upon Charles Joseph Minard's famed map of Napoleon's march to Moscow.

I have no big prizes to offer (except some free maps), nor is winning my competition likely to be something worthy of putting on your resume. I am merely one graduate student. But, I thought it would be fun and would like to get as many people as possible involved.

More details here: http://cartastrophe....n-in-his-grave/

The deadline is June 1st, 2010.

Thanks for your indulgence, and I hope to see some excellent and inspiring works come out of this.

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Where's the data?

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Funny, I was just thinking of tackling this map myself. I'll give it a shot, but what's your deadline?
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Where's the data?

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A commenter on the blog post recently put up a handy link to a page which has the data in a few formats, including plain text: http://www.math.york.../re-minard.html. Then there is the map itself, which is a spatial database of sorts and one could scan it in and georeference it. Though I may be the only person who finds georeferencing old maps to be fun.

Funny, I was just thinking of tackling this map myself. I'll give it a shot, but what's your deadline?


A fortuitous coincidence. The deadline is currently June 1st. I'll edit the original post to indicate that. Thanks for giving this a try!




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