We spend a lot of time making maps and data visualizations here at Stamen, and we’re pretty public about that. What we’ve been less public about is the time we spend reading maps and data visualizations. Research is a core part of our practice here, so in the spirit of a new decade (when data visualization has apparently gone mainstream) I thought I’d try my hand at sharing some of what goes on behind the scenes here at the studio.
Stamen is a globally recognized strategic design partner and one of the most established cartography and data visualization studios in the industry. For over two decades, Stamen has been helping industry giants, universities, and civic-minded organizations alike bring their ideas to life through designing and storytelling with data. We specialize in translating raw data into interactive visuals that inform, inspire and incite action. At the heart of this is our commitment to research and ensuring we understand the challenges we face. We embrace ambiguity, we thrive in data, and we exist to build tools that educate and inspire our audiences to act.
We are happy to share that we have begun work on improving MapLibre Native with technical leadership by Wet Dog Weather and funding from AWS. MapLibre Native is an Open Source SDK for rendering maps on mobile and other devices. We at Stamen rely on map renderers to display the beautiful maps we create for...