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Map production has long been a core practice of cartography. Based on geodetic, photogrammetric, remote sensing or laser scanning based methods, topographic map production is a part of the surveying process. In each country, topographic mapping has its own traditions, including selection of the map projections and datum. Nowadays in many countries the geocentric WGS84 based systems are applied, but it is still an important part of cartography to know the properties and applications of various projections and manage their application and the conversions between them. In practice many GIS software tools offer transformations from projections and coordinate systems to others, while mobile and ubiquitous applications might sometimes require transformations on the fly. Map projections and transformations, along with associated mathematical studies of distortion, are valid areas of cartographic research. It is noteworthy that it is not only topographic mapping which must address these issues: the importance of reference frames to mobile applications, and the study of transformations of raster imagery (from satellite, aerial platforms and ground-based) are also essential, as is the reference system adopted within GI layers.

Map production technology is a rapidly developing field. The new mapping technologies of satellite remote sensing, laser-scanning technologies and advanced global navigation satellite system technologies offer both fast and accurate acquisition of topographic data. However they also give new challenges for research and development as well as innovations for several application areas. A continuously developing range of field and remote data collection techniques ensures that map production flow lines must be able to handle spatial data varying in source, format, scale, quality, reliability and area of coverage.

The role of cartographic knowledge as applied to map production is still important. Map design, already mentioned in connection with usability, covers issues such as symbolization, text and label placement, generalization, colour selection and layout design. Such tasks always require understanding of the data compilation, the information compatibility and skills for aesthetic design. In cases of multi-lingual countries and production of printed maps, label placement is a challenging subtask in map design. Collection and standardization of place names as such is an important part of map production and has important links to ontology and information management issues.

I loves me some maps, Taz

by Sparky_The_Jayhawk

... thanks for the post.
I've seen some of these before. Some are nice, others, meh, and some I'm going to need to research more because the sources seem a little sketchy.
I'm currently reading a book about maps called "On The Map." So far it's mostly been about early history of cartography. As far as readability, it's kind of like reading a newspaper (which makes sense as the author is a NY Times columnist), and it is informative, but a bit dry.

Springer Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Data: Training Workshop on Mapping Desertification (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security)
Book (Springer)

7 Game of Thrones Apps That Will Get You Through the Much-awaited Winter  — Gizmodo India
.. or Winterfell, you get a dialog box, which asks you to buy more maps. Unfortunately, you can't dismiss the dialogue box, leading to the obstruction of the cartography. ..

Flagstaff's rocky lava field became a little piece of the moon  — azcentral
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.

Elsevier Science Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping (Modern Cartography Series)
eBooks (Elsevier Science)

Missing in Alaska without a trace  — Anchorage Daily News
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.

Investigating US-Mexico Border Community Vulnerability to Industrial Hazards: A Simulation Study in Ambos Nogales.: An article from: Cartography and Geographic Information Science
Book (American Congress on Surveying & Mapping)

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