05 February 2015

Mappy Anniversary for National Geographic Maps!

The incredible cartographic products at the National Geographic Society are turning 100 years old this year.These custom map products are produced with such great regularity and consistent quality that, even in the age of computers, they represent something remarkable.

As a kid these maps were a constant in my life. I remember spending an unusual amount of time wondering how they had so precisely mapped the Moon:

And when I got the chance at a couple meetings to chat with former cartographic Chief, Allen Carroll, it was a thrill.

So take a few minutes to peruse NatGeo's great article about 100 years of mapping. It is a fascinating peek inside a meticulous realm that has touched millions.

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