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title: Kartograph – rethink mapping
headline: Goodbye, Mercator!
tagline: Nope, that's not the true size of Greenland..
headbg: /img/robinson.jpg
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<h1>Why Kartograph?</h1>
<p>Kartograph is a new framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of <a href="/showcase/italia/">designers</a> and <a href="/showcase/charts/">data journalists</a> in mind.</p>
<p>Please check out the <a href="/showcase/">showcase section</a> to see what Kartograph can do for you or dive into the <a href="/about/">details on how it works</a>.</p>
<h2>Current Progress</h2>
<p>At the moment Kartograph is still in an early pre-release state, which means that it basically works and is already used a lot by its author but there are some more things left to do to make it as easy-to-use for everybody else. This includes tutorials and step-by-step examples and API documentation.</p>
<p>If you like Kartograph and can’t wait to support its development, please find the donation buttons on the left. Any contribution is much appreciated. Thanks!</p>
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<a href="/showcase/italia/"><img style="border-radius:7px" src="/showcase/italia/screenshot.png" alt="Kartograph" /></a>
<h1 style="margin-top:10px">Features</h1>
<li>Supporting <a href="/showcase/italia/">beautiful maps</a>&trade;</li>
<li><a href="/showcase/choropleth/">Data</a> <a href="/showcase/dotgrid/">vis</a> <a href="/showcase/charts/">friendly</a>
<li>Tons of <a href="/showcase/projections/">map projections</a>, some even in <a href="/showcase/3d/">3D</a>.</li>
<li>Runs 100% stand-alone</li>
<li>Gracefully degrades to IE7</li>
<!--<h2>Out of scope</h2>
<p>Sorry, but the one thing Kartograph can’t do for you is tile maps. So, if you really, really need street-level details in your map, try one of the <a href="">other</a> <a href="">great</a> <a href="">mapping</a> <a href="">frameworks</a>.</p>-->
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