Hand-drawn personal fantasy

Hand drawn ocean Cartography

Here are a few examples of delightful hand-drawn maps that have been used as a medium for visual storytelling.

1. created by her students. Anne is a cartographic wizard who has taught hundreds of students the art of map-making via her classes on Skillshare. Her students' maps range from day trips in Amsterdam to a morning commute drawn on a banana!

2. Maps of Manhattan by Becky Cooper in which she considered what it took to make a map that told an honest story of a place. The German philosopher Fredrich Nietzsche said that, 'There is only a perspective seeing... the more eyes, different eyes, we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our 'concept' of this thing, our 'objectivity', be' and in much the same way, Becky sought out 'many eyes' to observe Manhattan. The result is a heartwarming project which Maria Popova described on Brainpickings as a 'Love letter in subjective cartography'. See this video to find out more.

3. in which he has curated interesting, beautiful and quirky maps according to some of the best illustrators and storytellers in the world. In the preface Anthonis Antoniou writes, "Cartography can be an incredible form of escapism, as maps act as proxies for experiences, real or fabricated" and Simon's book contains some of the finest examples of creative cartography that we have ever seen.

by Nate and Salli who are a brother and sister design illustration team. Every map on their site is one-of-a-kind, highlighting off-the-beaten path sites and activities that are local favorites, it's a real source of inspiration!

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The "Peters" world map projection

by Achernar

I'm reading "Flattening the Earth" by John Snyder, and it confirms something I've thought for a long time. So I'm doing my part to set the record straight.
In 1973 Arno Peters claimed to have invented a perfect map projection. In fact, he didn't create it, and it's not perfect.
The class of projections that Peters' falls into (cylindrical equal-area) had been known about and used for centuries, and the one he made specifically (cylindrical equal-area with standard latitude 45°) is identical to one made in 1885 by James Gall.
This projection is equal-area, yes, but it does not, as Peters claimed, preserve angles, shapes, or distances

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If American know-how could put a man on the moon, the man should bring back rocks to study. The government agreed, and in 1963, the .. Volcanoes were chosen because of the moon's volcanic history, the test site for its impact craters.

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The official version of events, according to a still active missing person's bulletin from the Alaska State Troopers is that Griffis went into the wild "to test out a survival 'cocoon' that he had invented.

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