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The battle for territory in digital cartography

Article in the Economist from June 8th, 2017.

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The battle for territory in digital cartography

Article in the Economist from June 8th, 2017.

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Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

“For almost 500 years, the Mercator projection has been the norm for maps of the world, ubiquitous in atlases, pinned on peeling school walls. Gerardus Mercator, a renowned Flemish cartographer, devised his map in 1569, principally to aid navigation along

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Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

“For almost 500 years, the Mercator projection has been the norm for maps of the world, ubiquitous in atlases, pinned on peeling school walls. Gerardus Mercator, a renowned Flemish cartographer, devised his map in 1569, principally to aid navigation along

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Cartography of the unseen

“BlindWiki is a location-based audio network where citizens who are blind or partially sighted use smartphones to share their findings by posting sound recordings. The platform does not just contain information about difficulties and barriers but is also a repository

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Cartography of the unseen

“BlindWiki is a location-based audio network where citizens who are blind or partially sighted use smartphones to share their findings by posting sound recordings. The platform does not just contain information about difficulties and barriers but is also a repository

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Cartography comparison: Google maps & Apple maps

An article that describes the differences between Google Maps & Apple Maps.

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Cartography comparison: Google maps & Apple maps

An article that describes the differences between Google Maps & Apple Maps.

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The information Age is over: welcome to the Experience Age

An interesting article about performativity (and ephemerality) in the digital age. “The real innovation of Snapchat’s ephemeral messages isn’t that they self-destruct. It’s that they force us to break the accumulation habit we brought over from desktop computing. The result is that

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The information Age is over: welcome to the Experience Age

An interesting article about performativity (and ephemerality) in the digital age. “The real innovation of Snapchat’s ephemeral messages isn’t that they self-destruct. It’s that they force us to break the accumulation habit we brought over from desktop computing. The result is that

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The surreal art of Google Earth

Surreal Google Earth images break the illusion of digital mapping Postcards from Google Earth   

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The surreal art of Google Earth

Surreal Google Earth images break the illusion of digital mapping Postcards from Google Earth   

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How a Mapmaker Who Rejects Cartography Can Help You Find Yourself

The interview with Dennis Wood can be read here.

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How a Mapmaker Who Rejects Cartography Can Help You Find Yourself

The interview with Dennis Wood can be read here.

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A country that fines its citizens for using the wrong map

“Confiscating maps is just a way to send “a message of reassurance … over what China’s positions are,” says Zha Daojiong, an international security expert at Peking University. He has little sympathy for the “sloppy work by map producers,” as

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A country that fines its citizens for using the wrong map

“Confiscating maps is just a way to send “a message of reassurance … over what China’s positions are,” says Zha Daojiong, an international security expert at Peking University. He has little sympathy for the “sloppy work by map producers,” as

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11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

That the Mercator projection displays the world in a distorted way is no news, but with Africa being twice the size of Russia I realise just how much distorted that is. Here is the tool

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11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

That the Mercator projection displays the world in a distorted way is no news, but with Africa being twice the size of Russia I realise just how much distorted that is. Here is the tool

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Beware the map app zombie!

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Beware the map app zombie!

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