This is the Cartography Playground, a simple and interactive website for explaining cartographic algorithms, problems and other matters.
It is aimed at students of cartography who want to refresh and deepen their knowledge.
Cartography Playground is build as part of a masterthesis at the Chair of Cartography at the Technical University of Munich.
Play with the algorithms parameter to reduce a piecewise linear curve.
Contour lines to profile
Learn how to extract height profiles from Contour lines - the representation for elevation in topographic maps.
Learn and fiddle around with some general design principles for map design - especially color and font.
Compare the centroid-based clustering method k-Means and the density based method DBSCAN.
Get to know and play with different methods of cartographic generalization.
Test your knowledge about cartography with this mix of questions.