Category Archives: Maps

Information Visualization: Mapping the Underground

Today the London Underground celebrates its 150th birthday. The Guardian: Engineer Harry Beck, came up in 1931 “with the radical idea of presenting the ever-expanding network as a circuit diagram rather than a geographical map – so creating a modernist design … Continue reading

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The End of the Map

“Among the many mistakes found in Apple Maps was a rather elegant solution to the continuing dispute between Japan and China over the Senkaku islands. Japan controls them; China claims them. Apple Maps, when released, simply duplicated the islands, with … Continue reading

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Maps and Wars

In 1748, the first systematic national topographical survey in France (and the first of its kind in Europe) culminated in the publication of the 182-sheet Carte geometrique de la France. On inspection, Louis XV remarked that the more accurate data … Continue reading

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World Views, 2010 and 150

Hyperbolic map of the Internet, 2010 Marian Boguna, Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, and Dmiri Krioukov, Sustaining the Internet with Hyperbolic Mapping, Nature Communications 1482 map, depicting Ptolemy’s (AD 90 -168) description of the inhabited world.

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