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First unified geologic map of the moon

The USGS released a unified geologic map of the moon on a 1:5,000,000-scale — and the data to go with it: This new work represents a seamless, globally consistent, 1:5,000,000-scale geologic map derived from the six digitally renovated geologic maps (see Source Online Linkage below). The goal of this project was to create a digital resource for science research and analysis, future geologic mapping efforts, be it local-, regional-, or...

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BellTopo Sans is is a free typeface based on maps from 1800s

While working on maps inspired by USGS maps from the 1800s, Sarah Bell made a typeface to match: While making my own USGS-inspired maps, my search never returned the exact type of font I was looking for. The fruitless search was serendipitous however, because it provided the push to make my own. It was designed for map labels that are no larger than 80-100pt, but usually much smaller. I decided...

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