Category Archives: Maps

There are many ways to make a flat map of the world – each of them a unique distortion | Aeon Videos

There are many ways to make a flat map of the world – each of them a unique distortion As almost everyone learns in primary school, it’s impossible to represent a round object on a flat surface without imposing some … Continue reading

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This Object has Infinite Surface Area, but Finite Volume

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One-fifth of Earth’s ocean floor is now mapped | BBC News

By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent Published21 June 2020 The black is where we still need modern measurements at a reasonable resolution This leaves four-fifths – twice the area of Mars – still to be surveyed to a modern standard. … Continue reading

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Making Maps: The Story of the UK’s Ordnance Survey

 

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One Man Single-Handedly Added Zimbabwe to Google Maps Street View

“I found it quite jarring that a lot of the countries in the region were not on the map…We should do more to make sure that those communities are represented.” Have you checked out your childhood home on Google Maps … Continue reading

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Population Mountains | Pudding

This is a story about how to perceive the population of cities. By Matt Daniels   […] From my perspective (albeit a US-centric one), it was eye-opening to see how the world’s population is so unevenly distributed. For example, compare … Continue reading

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NASA Is Naming Landmarks Discovered on Mars in Navajo Language

Canyon de Chelly National Monument (“Tséyi’” in Navajo) in Arizona is located on Navajo Nation land. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech)   “We hope that having our language used in the Perseverance mission will inspire more of our young Navajo people to understand … Continue reading

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This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie

When you learned about the Earth’s interior in school, you were probably shown a diagram that looked like a perfect layer cake. But we’ve known for a long time that that diagram is… inaccurate at best, and leaves out information … Continue reading

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Maps That Help You Understand The World

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“Spready Mercury” and Other Scottish Snow Plow Names | Kottke

This is a map showing the real-time location of Scotland’s fleet of snow plows (which they call “road gritters”). As Jackie Sojico discovered, Scotland names their plows and some of them are hilarious. Some of the plows are named things … Continue reading

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