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Natural Earth version 1.3 released

Monday, January 31st, 2011

When Natural Earth relaunched in December 2009 with updated raster and new vector data our aim was two fold: First, to give cartographers an off-the-shelf solution for creating small-scale world, regional and country maps from scratch. Second, we included a wealth of features both large and small in hopes of improving the overall geographic literacy of map readers. Since then, we’ve taken Natural Earth on an around-the-world road show and January 2011 saw our 150,000th direct download and 500,000th pageview. We even made it into Wikipedia, were featured in PrettyMaps, and power some of the goodness behind Google Fusion Tables. With today’s 1.3 release, we add a couple newly independent countries, better delineate the world’s states and provinces, and make a whole host of corrections and additions to the original dataset, detailed below. Please continue to use these fine map ingredients to make great web and print geo mashups. Bon appetit.

Nathaniel Vaughn Kelso and Tom Patterson

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    500,000 views in 2.5 years

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

    My Google Analytics odometer ticked over last week and this humble blog has crossed the 1/2 million threshold after 2.5 years. Visitors have come from 211 ISO countries (I still don’t have any readers in Somalia or North Korea, la sigh).  Can’t get enough geo, map, or design news? Check out my twitter channel @kelsosCorner. Want to share a link or your project? Email me: