Monday, March 30, 2015

The Blueprint to a Better Map

Blueprinted is an attractive map style designed to resemble cyanotype reproductions of technical drawings. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process, which was at one time particular popular with engineers, that produces a cyan-blue print - commonly known as blueprints.

This attractive Blueprinted map stlye was created by Lauren Ancona using Mapbox Studio. If you like the style you can fork the repository for the Mapbox Studio files on Github.

If you don't have the time to create your own map style in Mapbox Studio you can always use one of the map styles demonstrated in this Map Tiles for Leaflet collection. All of which (to the best of my knowledge) are available under a Creative Commons license.

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