Hill Mapper San Francisco uses the Elevation API to show how steep streets are in San Francisco.
Rhiannon at Cakecrumbs loves science and baking. One would have to, to devote the time, skill, and artistry necessary to this Jupiter cake she made. Icing the atmosphere alone took eight hours! But that’s not the extent of the realism. The inside of the cake is also as accurate as we know about Jupiter.
Our maps have long been known for their distinctive typefaces. But few outside the Society know little of the history that lies behind them.
Until the early 1930s, most of our maps were hand- lettered—a slow and tedious process requiring great patience and even greater skill. An alternate process—that of setting names in movable type, pulling an impression on gummed paper that was then pasted down on the map—often yielded less than durable or clearly readable type.