Justin O'Beirne

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

Essay Series

2017–
CARTOGRAPHY IN THE AGE OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES
INTRO · PART 1 · PART 2
As self-driving cars obsolete today’s navigation apps, can cartography be reinvented to remain useful?

2016–
CARTOGRAPHY COMPARISON: GOOGLE & APPLE MAPS
INTRO · PART 1 · PART 2 · INTERLUDE
Though they look similar, Google Maps and Apple Maps present very different views of the world.

 

Essays

2017
A YEAR OF GOOGLE & APPLE MAPS
Google Maps’s quiet transformation, Apple Maps’s _____?

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 MAP
Content-driven design vs. brand-driven design.

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

2015
41LATITUDE ARCHIVE
The best of 41Latitude.

 


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