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Topic: 40 maps to help you make sense of the world
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 30, 2014 08:08AM)
Can't vouch for the accuracy, but the [url=http://www.realfarmacy.com/40-maps-that-will-help-you-make-sense-of-the-world/]maps[/url] are fascinating.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jan 30, 2014 08:15AM)
Fascinating! Thanks.

I would like to see one for magic.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 30, 2014 08:44AM)
Loved it! 40 useless maps of the world.

I found them interesting.
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Jan 30, 2014 10:28AM)
Too bad there is no "like" button. LOL I have always been very interested in maps and worked as a basemapper (ink on mylar) a long time ago. I used to have a very highly valued (by me) collection of maps of all of the planets in our solar system including some of their moons but the entire collection was stolen, go figure.

Glen
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 30, 2014 10:50AM)
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On 2014-01-30 11:28, GlenD wrote:
Too bad there is no "like" button. LOL I have always been very interested in maps and worked as a basemapper (ink on mylar) a long time ago. I used to have a very highly valued (by me) collection of maps of all of the planets in our solar system including some of their moons but the entire collection was stolen, go figure.

Glen
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You would love Antonín Rükl's fabulous [url=http://books.google.ca/books/about/Atlas_of_the_Moon.html?id=zk3JAAAACAAJ&redir_esc=y]Atlas of the Moon[/url]
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Jan 30, 2014 10:57AM)
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On 2014-01-30 09:44, Dennis Michael wrote:
Loved it! 40 useless maps of the world.

I found them interesting.
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As a former GIS and maps specialist - before dumping it all for magic and music - I can tell you that there are no useless maps Dennis. In fact, maps are among the most efficient and informative ways to transmit knowledge. That being said, cartography can also be a devious business. There is a book you might find interesting written by a cartographer titled Lies Maps Tell Us.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 30, 2014 12:44PM)
All I was say, I find no useful purpose to me, on those maps, even though I enjoyed them.

Now a treasure map, I might find interesting much more.
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Jan 30, 2014 12:46PM)
BTW, I waste many hours with Google maps, (Google Earth, and Moon are my favoriate, as well as the Mars Land Rovers.)
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jan 30, 2014 02:53PM)
As Lewis Carroll pointed out, we could use the earth as a map.