Online resources to understand and enjoy maps
Maps or you will be mapped. But why? And where to start?
Ten days ago I published five examples of why maps are GREAT, and online historical maps are even better. These, instead, are a few useful link to better understand why so many people say “map, or you will be mapped”.
1: The modern obsession with maps…
Started centuries ago, in Venice.
2: Maps change how you understand the world? Yes!
To see how maps can change your perception of the world (which was, in no small part, shaped by the maps you were exposed to since your childhood!), have a look at these “forty quirky, important and creative Maps”.
3: Why are maps of the same area so different from each other?
Because they fulfil different purposes, of course. Map drawing techniques, and their underlying algorithms, are called projections. One of the best explanations I have found so far of this topic is a set of the top 7 maps that ultimately explain map projections.
4: Enough looking: let’s MAKE maps!
StoryMapJS is a free tool to help you make “Maps that tell stories”, that is online maps and slideshows that highlight the locations, and sequence, of a series of events. Try it!
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