Suburban whites are notably hostile to building any form of public transit to connect city people to suburban jobs, further exacerbating segregation’s ill effects.
If you’re wondering if this can somehow, some way, be blamed on union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the answer is yes. Walker took the lead in a campaign against public transit to connect the suburbs to the city during his time as county executive.
I usually post pretty maps on cartophile, but while this one lacks a certain aesthetic, it’s close to my heart. Milwaukee is my hometown and it’s really hard to see how divisive things have become over my lifetime. I disagree wholeheartedly with Walker’s policies, but this situation predated him, as the 2000 census makes clear (link opens large PDF). The solutions are complex and cannot be attributed to one politician or one legislative session. We must all take responsibility for how our individual choices impact these collective consequences.
Travel posters from a Flickr set posted by the Boston Public Library: http://www.flickr.com/photos/boston_public_library/sets/72157618058787787/
Nightlife guide map of Paris indicating relative levels of danger.
From the guidebook ‘Wagamama Aruki: Paris’, 1997. Reprinted in ‘World Diagram Collection’, Pie Books, 2006.
Celestial map from the 17th century by the Dutch cartographer Frederik de Wit.
The Atlas of the United States Printed for the Use of the Blind was published in 1837 for children at the New England Institute for the Education of the Blind in Boston. Without a drop of ink in the book, the text and maps in this extraordinary atlas were embossed heavy paper with letters, lines, and symbols.
Greenwich Emotion Map by Christian Nold - Oct 2005 - March 06
6 month artist commission hosted by Independent Photography as part of ‘Peninsula’.
The project involved weekly workshops with 80 local Greenwich Peninsula residents with the aim of re-exploring the area afresh with the help of a Bio Mapping device. The device invented by the artist measures the wearer’s Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), which is an indicator of emotional arousal in conjunction with the wearer’s geographical location. The resulting ‘Emotion Maps’ encourage personal reflection on the complex relationship between oneself, the environment and ones fellow citizens. In a group, people then commented about their experiences and left annotations on the map.
To create the communal Greenwich Emotion Map all the individual walks were aggregated to visulises a shared landscape of emotion. The map contains particular arousal hotspots reflecting many of the local discussions about regeneration of the Peninsual. As part of the commision we printed 1000 Greenwich Emotion Maps which have turned out to be a great success communicating the project locally as well as nationally and internationally. Locally every participant received a map and a number are available at the tourism office but the map was also distributed through arts venues such as the ICA and Tate Modern bookshops.
While this participatory project is now at an end, the local discussions about physical and social change in the area are continuing and we hope the map will play a strong part in this discussion.
Creative cartography class at NYC iSchool
Emily on Etsy creates watercolor maps and sells prints and cards.
Size comparison of the contiguous United States, Australia, and the UK.
Cartography time maps.
A beautiful series of illustrations mapping the expansion of civilization as cartography breaking through the clouds of the ignorance.
Published by Edward Quin in 1830 as the “An Historical Atlas; In a Series of Maps of the World as Known at Different Periods”.
- The first map in the series is B.C. 2348. The Deluge.
- The third is B.C. 753. The Foundation Of Rome.
- The eighth is A.D. 1. The Roman Empire In The Augustan Age.
- And the sixteenth is A.D. 1498. The Discovery Of America.
Via: the David Rumsey Map Collection
This. Is. Awesome.
[Edit: Someone rightfully pointed out that these are Eurocentric. This is true, yet I still appreciate their artistic value.]
Map of northern Australia from the board game “Smugglers & Cruisers”
Ever wondered who creates those beautiful maps you see in films? Daniel Reeve is a calligrapher, cartographer and artist whose beautiful work includes the maps for the Narnia films, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming Hobbit film.
He has also contributed an article to the upcoming June/July issue of Postscript, the magazine of the Calligraphy Society of Victoria. If you’d like to receive a copy you can join the society for $50 a year/$65 for overseas members.
San Cristóbal Island, Galapagos
Geo Graphic: Weather Cartography
collage-sketch by Casey Cripe