Our list of recommended books, blogs, and websites for any and all things related to maps, cartography, and geography:
- Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
An award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers
- The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Kaplan expands upon geographical ideas of the past to help explain important events in the past and to gain better insight in a changing global world.
- Tom MacWright
Tom MacWright is a web developer who worked at Mapbox from 2009-2017 and provides valuable insight into the world of web maps.
- Jakub Marian
Jakub Marian is a modern renaissance man lite who has written insightful articles and books on math, physics, linguistics, languages, and cartography. He also makes maps that cover a swathe of interesting topics.
- Justin O’Beirne
Justin O’Beirne is a programmer who has worked on Apple Maps. Although not a prolific blogger, he provides a phenomenal analysis of digital maps.
GeoCurrents is an excellent blog about global geography. Unfortunately, it hasn't been updated since 2016.
General website about geography, cartography, and maps.
- Cartographers’ Guild
Cartographers’ Guild is a forum for map makers and people interested in maps. Their focus is speculative cartography.
NewGeography.com focuses on geographical content in relation to where people live and work.
- Atlas Obscura
Atlas Obscura publishes content about the lesser known parts of the world or parts of the world that many people perhaps don't know enough about.