Justin O'Beirne

Justin O'Beirne of San Francisco, California. Essays, projects, and contact information.

✍️ ESSAYS

2016 & 2017
CARTOGRAPHY COMPARISON: GOOGLE MAPS & APPLE MAPS
Though they look similar, Google Maps and Apple Maps present surprisingly different views of the world.

INTRODUCTION
PART 1: Parts of the Map
PART 2: The Map as a Whole
INTERLUDE: Google Maps’s Redesign
PART 3 (Available Soon)
PART 4
SUMMARY


2016
WHAT HAPPENED TO GOOGLE MAPS?
Surprising changes to Google Maps’s cartography.


2015
THE UNIVERSAL MAP
Cartography’s most important moment is rapidly approaching.


2010
GOOGLE MAPS & LABEL READABILITY
Why are Google Maps’s city labels more readable than those of its competitors?


🗒 NOTES

2016
CARTOGRAPHY READING LIST
Cartography book recommendations.

2016
UBER’S NEW MAPS
Content-driven design vs. brand-driven design.

2016
FIRE ROADS
When a map has a billion users, not everyone uses it the same way.

2016
41LATITUDE ARCHIVE
The best of 41Latitude.

2011
ROADS, STREETS, & THE SMALLEST EFFECTIVE DIFFERENCE
Why do Google’s street maps seem more approachable?

2011
GOOGLE MAPS & LABEL READABILITY, PART 3
The other half of Google Maps’s superior label readability.

2011
GOOGLE DOESN’T WANT TO LEAD YOU DOWN DEAD ENDS
Thoughtful design.

2010
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF STYLED MAPS USING GOOGLE MAPS API 3
More example map styles using Google Maps API 3.

2010
STYLED MAPS USING GOOGLE MAPS API 3
How to create custom map styles with Google Maps API 3.

2010
A BRIEF COMPARISON OF GOOGLE MAPS, BING MAPS, & YAHOO! MAPS
Cartographic design differences.


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