map collages

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Today we started the first layer of a series of collages made from recycled paper and maps. It was lots of fun ripping up maps and cutting out shapes. This series of work… Continue reading

Various concepts of the map

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We have been discussing the various ways of thinking about the map, as our separate understanding of mapping is quite different on a number of levels. Marty’s training as a cartographer provides a… Continue reading

Maritime customs and superstitions

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Here is a very interesting list of maritime customs and superstitions I came across recently while looking for marine mythology.  It was located on a website titled Pacific Offshore Rigging  Maritime customs and… Continue reading

Geokult wordle

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July 24 2011 July 9 2011 July 2 2011 So cool – I love wordle!

Map Scale

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A map is a representation of a part of the world that is presented at a convenient scale to fit on a piece of paper of a suitable size to be conveniently usable… Continue reading

Mapping Themes

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All maps are intended to convey information to the map reader, the theme of the map determines the type of information portrayed. The number of themes that can be portrayed via maps is… Continue reading

Map Projections

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Representing the three dimensional world onto a two dimensional piece of paper is achieved through the use of map projections. Projecting the curved surface of the earth onto a flat piece of paper… Continue reading

Hasan Dag and Catal Huyuk

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Mount Hasan (Turkish: Hasan Dağı) is an inactive stratovolcano in Aksaray province, Turkey. With an altitude of 3,253 m (10,672 ft.), it ranks as the second highest mountain of central Anatolia. A caldera 4-5… Continue reading

Mapping In Turkey: Security at the Top of the Political Agenda by Prof. Gordon Petrie

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Article July 1999 Located at the junction of Europe and Asia, Turkey is physically a big country with a population of 60 million and a turbulent and fascinating history. Its strategic position is… Continue reading

Sefer Yetzirah – 15th Century Armenian Manuscript

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On a recent trip to the south coast, we found a wonderful book in a secondhand book shop titled “Mapping the World” by Caroline and Martine Laffon. One map in particular caught our… Continue reading