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By on 9 October, 2019

We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa (New Zealand)

The Map Room

The recently released We Are Here: An Atlas of Aotearoa (Massey University Press), a visual atlas of New Zealand by geographer Chris McDowall and designer Tim Denee.

Mapping the Nuclear Fear

Map of the week

Dug from Map of the week writes: I’ve lived in many different places in the United States and one thing that people in every place seem to have in common is the belief that their region is a primary nuclear target.

Trump’s maps of dominance

Cartonerd

Maps have been used for centuries as tools of power, plunder and possession, to control narratives and sway opinion. Historical atlases have frequently included a frontispiece that illustrated people touching the globe as a statement of their power, authority, and ownership.

Global Heating in 3D

Maps Mania

A Century of Surface Temperature Anomalies is a powerful visualization of global heating across the world. The visualisation uses a WebGL powered 3D globe to show how temperatures have changed over the last one hundred years. The globe uses data from NASA’s GISS Surface Temperature Analysis to show global surface temperatures for each decade since 1910.

The Atlas of Unusual Borders

The Map Room

Zoran Nikolic’s Atlas of Unusual Borders (Collins), a book that “presents unusual borders, enclaves and exclaves, divided or non-existent cities and islands.” Another compendium of geographical curiosities: a genre we’ve seen before (see, for example, the Atlas of Improbable Places, Atlas Obscura, the Atlas of Remote Islands, the Atlas of Cursed Places, Beyond the Map or Unruly Places/Off the Map) except this time it’s about borders.

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