Cartography

How Maps Were Made ?

How Maps Were Made ?

How Maps Were Made ? Lecture, “How Did They Make Those Maps?”, given by Dr. Robert Karrow on February 13, 2011 at the McClung Museum. For most people looking at a world map from 1500 that shows land masses more or less the way we know they look, the first question to come to mind is likely to be “How ...

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Maps show what is beyond the sea

Maps show what is beyond the sea

What’s on the other side when you look straight out into the ocean? The answer lies in the maps created by US-based cartographer Andy Woodruff The maps show coastal points across the world that directly face each continent The maps are based on the curve of the Earth, not latitude So, a person looking at the ocean from New York ...

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A Brief History of Cartography and Maps

A Brief History of Cartography and Maps

Maps have always changed for humans throughout history, we are one of the few you have seen images of it, in real life. So how did past people perceive their world? Find out.

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Mapping webinar – Why is good cartography important?

Mapping webinar – Why is good cartography important?

Good cartography is important because a well-designed map communicates its message better than a badly designed one. If you stop to look at the many maps you encounter every day, you’ll soon realize that the quality of maps varies widely. Some maps are attractive graphics which are clear and easy to read. Some are adequate but not inspiring, while others ...

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