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Bizarre "Biblical" and "Fantasy" Maps of the World, Circa 1580

Bizarre "Biblical" and "Fantasy" Maps of the World, Circa 1580 | Geography 400 Class Blog | Scoop.it
From the famous maps of cartographer Heinrich Bünting's Itinerarium Sacra Scripturae (Travels According to the Scriptures), come these fascinating mashup of religion, fantasy and map-making.

APR: This might be very literal, but in showing how humans reconcile their place in the world with "romantic geography" you get a feeling for the cultures that each map came from.

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The True Size Of Africa

The True Size Of Africa | Geography 400 Class Blog | Scoop.it
Seeing the land masses of the world fairly neatly fit into the continent of Africa reminds me just how little that part of the world gets discussed in general.

I'd love to see a mashup of this map and "continents/countries by population."


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Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.

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Apple Maps Wreak Havoc on NYC

Apple Maps Wreak Havoc on NYC | Geography 400 Class Blog | Scoop.it

This is not nice, but it is still very funny.


Tags: mapping, NYC, cartography. 



APR: What I can't understand is how Apple screwed up TomTom map data. I think that TomTom has some of the better standalone GPS navigators out there - so Apple's inability to parse the map data must be at fault.


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Interactive Map of Olympic History

Interactive Map of Olympic History | Geography 400 Class Blog | Scoop.it

You can see the effects of political climates over the history of the "modern" Olympics

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