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Communicating with maps - The art of cartography

Communicating with maps - The art of cartography

by Daniel ODonohue 9 min read

Artists, mathematicians, and scientists think about their work as a structure that already exists. Their job is to chip away at the detritus. They clear the noise and the content that distracts. They dig up the bones of a fossil and work on revealing a structure that’s already there.

Take Michelangelo, who, by his own admission, was onlyfreeing David from the surrounding marble.

Mapmakers let the geographic content ̶ the data and the layers ̶ communicate.

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