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JB Krygier

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Hi all,

Been a while since I posted here but I do lurk. A completely revised and redesigned from scratch edition of Denis Wood's and my book Making Maps is just about complete and should be out early next year. It took so much time to complete that I didn't have time for many other mappy things (like CartoTalk).

Thought I would point out two new bloggy posts on the fascinating topic of map pins:

At my MakingMaps.net: "A Discourse on Map Pins and Pinnage"

And at Tim Wallace's blog: "Pushpins: What do(n’t) they mean?"

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Wow, this is insanely fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

I'm looking forward to the book, too!


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I still remember the job in which I was chastised for placing the map pin "backwards"... I was supposed to put the ball end at the location of the feature, with the long, thin spike going out to the label. Either they didn't understand the physics of a pin, or didn't comprehend the definition of "map pin"!



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Tim's talk at NACIS was very interesting as well.

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Thanks, Nat.

And thanks for the blog plug, John. That Brinton book was a real find! I can't get over how paranoid he was about feather dusters ruining his pin maps.

I'm hoping to give another presentation for pushpin junkies at ICC and/or ICHC in July.

Tim Wallace
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