Maps Explain The World

Well, they are a useful tool for framing discussion, anyway. As people who read my posts know by now, I love maps. And this collection is one of the best I've seen recently. Enjoy!

#maps #global #economy

38 maps that explain the global economy
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there’s no better way to depict those interactions than some maps.

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National Geographic Mapmaking

I have a large collection of maps from National Geographic; my Uncle Jim Schmelzer worked there for many, many years, and as a result there was a constant supply of these colorful portrayals of our world in my house. It is fascinating to hear the back story on what got them started.

#maps #schmelzer

How World War I Launched Mapmaking at National Geographic
This July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. It was during the war that National Geographic Society began producing original maps.

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Map Evolution

Maps fascinate me to no end.


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The Ordance Survey mapping team put together a seamless image of Ordnance Survey maps to show how cartography has evolved over the last 200 years. From hand-drafting and labeling to completely digital. Which is your favorite?

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World – A Sheep No More
If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and info graphics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection…