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Shadows on maps are getting a lot more exciting, and here’s why

| 09.16.22

As cartographers, we want to make beautiful maps that grab our readers’ attention. Sometimes we wish our maps could jump out of the screen or off th...

More ways to make your maps go Dark Mode

The other day at Stamen we were talking about a recent post by esri’s John Nelson called “Create a Light or Dark Version of Any Map in Two Seconds...

PLN8 Ep 10- Heather Krause and Data Equity 101

| 09.08.22

Quantitative data can help us understand what is going on in the world in a way that cuts through human error, bias, and injustice…right? Wrong. Hea...

PLN8 Ep. 9- James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti & The Atlas of the Invisible

| 08.17.22

An atlas is a guide to the world around us, perhaps most commonly seen as a collection of road maps to help one navigate across a country. But there a...

Visualize a cross section of your map with Chartographer

| 08.16.22

At Stamen, we work with clients to improve their interactive cartography experience, frequently building full basemap solutions for large corporations...

PLN8 Ep. 8- Carissa Carter & The Secret Language of Maps

| 07.14.22

What is a map, even? A cartographer might answer that question with a focus on the geospatial, whereas an information designer might focus on the conc...

PLN8 Ep. 7- Ross Thorn & The Realm of Playful Maps

| 06.09.22

In the “real world” a map is typically used to achieve a very practical goal more efficiently. But what happens when you enter a world in another ...

PLN8 Ep. 6- Shirley Wu & Charting Your Own Way

| 05.12.22

Shirley Wu began creating data visualization for the web shortly after the initial release of D3.js in 2012. She fell in love with the technology afte...

PLN8 Ep. 5- Christina Conklin & The Atlas of Disappearing Places

| 04.14.22

Time. Space. Salt. No, these aren't a new take on necessary elements for cooking a delicious meal. They are some of the core themes that artist and au...

Visualizing Global Population Density with Meta

| 04.13.22

We are thrilled to share a project we’ve been collaborating with the Social Impact Partnerships and Data for Good teams at Meta on to create a new i...