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By on 11 June, 2019

A Game of Thrones Distance Calculator

Maps Mania

The Game of Thrones Distance Calculator can tell you the distance between any two points in Westeros. This allows you to work out how far all the different characters in George R. R. Martin’s classic epic have traveled throughout the various episodes and seasons.

D-Day


The Map Room

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Bodleian Map Room Blog (no relation) has a post showing some of the Bodleian’s map holdings that deal with Operation Overlord.

Hayden’s Map of the Yellowstone River (1860)


Big map blog

Surveyor and geologist F V Hayden’s geological map of the Yellowstone River.

Trading with the Commonwealth: A future perspective for the UK?

Views of the world

Commentators have suggested that the Commonwealth could become more important for UK trade after Brexit. This article for Political Insight (June 2018, Volume 9, Issue 2) maps the current state of British-Commonwealth trade and finds a more mixed picture of UK-Commonwealth trade relations.

America-Lord of the Rings Style

Map of the week

Maps in the style of Tolkien are popular these days but I like this one. It was made by reddit user Jvlivs and originally appeared on here on reddit. Some of it is loosely based on Joel Garreau’s Nine Nations of North America, though the nations on here are very different.


Maps and Mappers of the 2019 GeoHipster calendar — Pete King, June

Geohipster interview with Pete King, GIS analyst/ spatial developer at Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) in the Topography team.

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