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By on 3 November, 2020

The First Map of the Election

Maps Mania

Bloomberg has published what could well be the first map of the 2020 U.S. Election.

Here Be Dragons: How Feng Shui Shapes the Skyline of Hong Kong

Ancient Earth Globe
The Map Room

The Ancient Earth Globe is a virtual globe that depicts the Earth of the distant past, with continents and oceans rearranged. Created by Ian Webster, it uses map data from the PALEOMAP project.

What Can We Learn From Orientation?

Map of the week

This week’s popular distraction on the geo-webs is an app that draws every street in a city (or other location) colored by orientation. While seemingly just a meaningless distraction the colors do tell you something about settlement patterns.

British Library Makes 18,000 of George III’s Maps and Ephemera Freely Available

Mathew Dixon, “”A General Plan with a Project for the Defence of the Arsenals of Plymouth,” 1780. Map, 65 × 95 cm. King’s Topographical Collection, British Library.

The Map Room

At his death, King George III had a collection of some 50,000 maps, plans, illustrations and related ephemera. The military maps were kept by his son George IV; earlier this year more than 2,000 of those maps were posted online by the Royal Collection Trust. But the vast majority went to the British Library, where it makes up the King’s Topographical Collection (“K.Top”).

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