Cartography is hard • 7 December 2010 • The SnowBlog

Cartography is hard

So here's a fun piece of graphic design/typography. Someone tried to work out why Google Maps is easier to read than its competitors. They used the Google Maps API to tinker about and make changes, and eventually worked it out. There's some subtle visual stuff happening there with some lessons for those seeking legibility in busy layouts. link


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