Today’s MapBrief post is a keeper! As a design savvy individual I’m all for the little trick that he’s played in making his post match (almost) the exact length of the BLM layer-picker that he happens to be soundly deriding. Paralysis of Choice: Why Map Portals Don’t Work, Part II.
For a quick but hardy laugh (and some jelly bean map colors!), check out Montana For Badasses? The USA According to Search Assist.
Finally, for a more involved but well-worth it read, see Introducing Park Tiles, the National Park Service’s Basemap wherein cartographer-extraordinaire Mamata Akella describes the design of the new tiles and, most interestingly, the tools used to create them.