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By on 4 December, 2018

Sarajevo Survival Map 1992-96

Map of the week

25 years ago the city of Sarajevo was under siege. This map shows tanks, targets, tunnels and paths to avoid snipers.

The Tiny Globe That Puts the World and Heavens in Your Palm

Atlas Obscura

Around 1745, Elizabeth Cushee shrank the entire world onto a wee little globe measuring just three inches across. Fashioned from paper gores curved and pasted onto a hollow wooden orb, the globe weighs no more than a few ounces.

Comparing Countries by Size

Maps Mania

Jason Davies has arranged the world’s countries in order of land area. Russia, the largest country in the world, is the first country to appear on Jason’s Countries by Area visualisation. Luxembourg, the smallest country in the list, comes last.

Maps and mappers of the 2018 calendar: Kate Keeley

Geohipster

Geohipster profiles GIS consultant Kate Keeley.

Transmarine Dream

Maps Mania

Back in 2016 in Beyond the Sea Andy Woodruff answered the question of what lies beyond the sea for locations around the world. Andy has now created an animated interactive map which visualises all the locations which lie directly across the sea on one integrated map.

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