National Geographic cartographers bring more than 90 years of mapmaking experience and cutting-edge technology to bear on every atlas product. Over the last decade, techniques used in digital mapping have undergone remarkable changes. Today, satellite and digital imaging technology, GPS, and GIS technologies provide cartographers with new tools to map and animate the Earth. Leveraging these emerging technologies to build smart, well-designed, functional, informative atlases is one of the great strengths of National Geographic.
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