Initiatives

Publications

To help promote and advance the art, craft, and science of cartography, NACIS puts out two regular publications. They exist to serve and benefit not only our members, but the mapmaking community at large.

 

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Atlas of Design

The Atlas of Design is a collection of some of the most beautiful and interesting maps in the world today. Published biennially, and judged by a panel of top designers, it is a showcase of inspiration for cartographers and map enthusiasts alike.
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Cartographic Perspectives

Cartographic Perspectives, published three times per year, is the journal of NACIS. Featuring peer-reviewed articles from academics alongside practical cartographic tips from respected professionals, CP follows a unique free-and-fair model: all articles are distributed free online and authors retain copyright to their contributions.
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Community

NACIS News

Up-to-date information about the Society’s current activities as well as other useful for the mapmaking and map-loving community. Check here for updates on our Annual Meeting, publications, and more.
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Cartotalk

Join us and talk about maps at CartoTalk, the premier forum for cartography! Since its founding in 2004, CartoTalk has evolved into an active, supportive, friendly, growing, and worldwide community of cartographers and map enthusiasts. The forum’s 13,000 members have made over 44,000 posts covering all aspects of cartography.
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Map Data

Natural Earth

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10 million, 1:50 million, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly-integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.
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