Krygier and Wood are also involved, as two of several authors, in another cartography blog, CartoBlog, which seems to flow from the CartoTalk forum. The most recent entry, Allelopathic Maps and Google’s “My Maps”, is a good one: it argues that user-annotated maps are creative:
Map design in this case is much less about the traditional realm of map design — the “base map,” symbol choices, visual hierarchy, layout, etc. as there are so few options in this realm of design. Map design is more about what you choose to map: a very creative endeavor that can be poisoned by what we think maps should show.
Bit of a problem: the archive and category links don’t appear to work. Via Map the Universe.