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All maps lie

When you think of a map, I guess north is up, south is down, east is right and west is left, right? Did you know this is just one way of making a map? 468 more words

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"With a library it is easier to hope for serendipity than to look for a precise answer"*...

At first, the new website for the collection of MIT’s influential Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) seems like a straightforward web page. But as it scrolls down, through the introductory text and into randomly selected works from the archive, it becomes clear that the content is warping into three dimensional space, and branching into spiraling trees of related work, organized by creator and medium — an experience designed to evoke the sensation of wandering through the center’s physical archive.

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Old Maps of Lincolnshire

I recently came across a fascinating blog post by Dr. Caitlin Green, featuring a collection of early maps of Lincolnshire. Caitlin describes herself as a historian and writer whose professional interests lie in the history, archaeology, place-names and literature of late Roman and early medieval Britain. 262 more words

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Early maps of Lincolnshire

I recently came across a fascinating blog post by Dr. Caitlin Green, featuring a collection of early maps of Lincolnshire. Caitlin describes herself as a historian and writer whose professional interests lie in the history, archaeology, place-names and literature of late Roman and early medieval Britain. 236 more words

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6. The Mercator Chart

THE MERCATOR CHART

The Mercator Projection chart was produced by a Flemish mapmaker Gerard Mercator.

The east- west and north-south lines are straight, but because the earth is round this can create some inaccuracies on geographical representations. 1,334 more words

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WHY YOU NEED

A GLOBE

rather than a mere

map (Mercator projection map, to be more precise).

SADLY I’VE MISPLACED THE SOURCE

but these images are just a couple out of a whole intriguing heap— 23 more words

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