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How Writers Map Their Imaginary Worlds
A new book collects fantastic literary geographies.
The beginning of our paper maps - Ordnance Survey Blog
Have you ever wondered how long ago we made our first map or why we are called Ordnance Survey? There is a link, so keep reading to find out… While 2018 marks 227 years since Ordnance Survey was founded on 21 June 1791, our first map was produced ten years later in 1801. Following a... Read More
Apple’s New Map
Has Apple closed the gap with Google’s map?
How America’s First Female Cartographer Shaped the Story of the Country
Maps have power.
Made up places and costly mistakes: a history of unfortunate maps – in pictures
For all their inaccuracies, falsifications and fantasies, these cartographic antiques tell us a great deal about their times. Take a look
A 500-year-old map used by Columbus reveals its secrets
Newly uncovered text opens a time capsule of one of history’s most influential maps.
A New Law For Scotland: Nobody Puts Shetland In A Box
Because of its remote location, cartographers have long taken the same approach to representing the Scottish archipelago on maps: they draw a box around it, and put that box wherever it fits.
Mapping a Monster Storm in Real Time
Via cellphone data and user reports, navigation apps and mapping companies tried to track Hurricane Florence’s path of destruction.
Wizards, Moomins and pirates: the magic and mystery of literary maps
From Moominland to the Marauder’s Map, writers Robert Macfarlane, Frances Hardinge and Harry Potter cartographer Miraphora Mina unfold their favourite maps
Like Uber, but for Cartographers
Streetcred, a new open-source mapping startup, will pay you to map. (And then give the data away for free.)
Start with the Map
Scenes need spaces to happen in. What those spaces look like, and what is in them, can determine how the action unfolds. This is why mapmaking and stage-sketching can be necessary aspects of writing.
Highest resolution of any continent: A stunning new map of Antarctica
Not so long ago, we had better maps of Mars than of Antarctica. Now, Antarctica is the best-mapped continent in the world.
Advice From a Geographer: Put Away the Map
In "Beyond the Map," Alastair Bonnett argues that when it comes to describing the world, lines and borders are hopelessly inadequate, even misleading.
Researcher asks 'what causes maps to go viral' on the web | Penn State University
As the 2016 presidential election was heating up, the statistical news website FiveThirtyEight released a projection map asking what if only women voted. The map, sent out in a tweet by FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver, quickly went viral on social media and was viewed millions of times.
The World's Newest, Most Gloriously Designed Maps
Here’s How America Uses Its Land
Off the charts: why Chinese publishers don’t want maps in their books
Publishing sources say they are leaving maps out of books entirely to avoid going through the long and complicated review process
The Problem with Chinese GPS
Discover Fascinating Vintage Maps From National Geographic's Archives
More than 6,000 maps from the magazine's 130-year-long history have been digitally compiled for the first time.
The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor
The oceans’ floors are every bit as varied as those on land, with plunging valleys and huge mountains. Making a map of them has been an impossible task - so far.