Mikres Kyklades

Here are the Pretty Maps I made for the #30DayMapChallenge 2021 event! Thankfully, I managed to produce a map for every single day of November, which, frankly, was tough. This was very rapid mapping and it did was a contest. A contest with time, with loads of client work and with me myself. Would I do it again? Definitely yes, starting tomorrow, December 1st, for one more monthly round!

I really learnt so many new things during the process. Ways to work faster, new tools and commands, new datasets, typefaces, styles, but the most important was to see all the work from the other participants around the World. So much creativity, so much inspirational work, accessible by scrolling Twitter every morning before starting my day.

This is the magic of the internet. Getting in touch with people with which I share common feelings about maps and map making, who live in all impossible places, speak different languages and come from other cultures. I love you all. Somehow this is a parallel universe I live in, invisible to anybody else who don’t understand mapping.

So anyway. Here is my contribution:

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Day 29 – NULL

Point Nemo and other oceanic poles of inaccessibility

Day 28 – The Earth is not flat

World Heritage List

Day 27 – Heatmap

World’s Active Fires

Day 26 – Choropleth map

Covid-19 Recovery Percentage Map

Day 25 – Interactive map

Earthquakes on Crete 2021

Day 24 – Historical map

Mikres Kyklades

Day 23 – Data challenge 3: GHSL Global Human Settlement Layer

Malta built-up areas

Day 22 – Boundaries

The Western Hemisphere

Day 21 – Elevation

New Zealand

Day 20 – Movement

Magnetic North, Pole Track 1590 – 2021

Day 19 – Island(s)

Isole Eolie

Day 18 – Water


Day 17 – Land

Central Greece

Day 16 – Urban/Rural

Crops in Greece

Day 15 – Map made without using a computer

Kasos Island

Day 14 – Map with a new tool

The Butterfly Map

Day 13 – Data challenge 2: Natural Earth

The Eastern Hemisphere

Day 12 – Population

Cities & Settlements of Greece

Day 11 – 3D

Pretty Map (un)Folded

Day 10 – Raster

The Volcano of Santorini

Day 9 – Monochrome


Day 8 – Blue


Day 7 – Green

Green Crops

Day 6 – Red

False Color Infrared

Day 5 – Data challenge 1: OpenStreetMap


Day 4 – Hexagons

Sentinel Imagery Hexagonized

Day 3 – Polygons

Pacific Groupings

Day 2 – Lines

smART City – Heraklion Crete

Day 1 – Points

Recent Earthquakes on Crete

The maps for the Days 25 and 28 are living on the internet and you may see them here:

So, until next year!

Kindest regards from Crete, Greece!


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