Friday, December 3, 2010

Google Maps Readability

41 Latitude has an elegant discussion of Google Maps and why it sets the bar for readability. Short form: Google Maps uses a range of subtle techniques to improve the readbility of their maps.

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Blogger BlUsKrEEm said...

Goblins?

December 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM

 
Blogger Tony said...

Who do you think draw up those maps so quickly?

December 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM

 
Blogger David T. Macknet said...

Hmm. Yes, well, they draw them up according to the old (and hideously inaccurate) Mercator Projection. I blogged about this recently - have a look at the Gall-Peters projection if you want a real idea of the size of things, rather than a map based upon the need to understand nautical navigation.

December 4, 2010 at 12:46 AM

 

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