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By on 12 September, 2018

The Onion: The Cartographers’ Secret Continent

The Map Room

‘:Ah, yes—this is the life,” said topographical researcher Garrett Farthing, chuckling to himself as he delicately put the finishing touches on yet another map showing their current location to be an empty stretch of the Pacific Ocean while being fed grapes by a trained monkey from an ultra-docile species found only on their lush, temperate, 3.5-million-square-mile landmass.’


Highest resolution of any continent: A stunning new map of Antarctica

Big Think

Not so long ago, we had better maps of Mars than of Antarctica. But in one fell swoop, the South Pole has moved from bottom to top of the class. The world’s southernmost continent now is the world’s best-mapped landmass.

Maps and mappers of the 2018 GeoHipster calendar: Nathaniel Jeffrey

Geohipster

Geohipster interviews Nathaniel Jeffrey on a very special map of Melbourne.

A Map Exhibition in Korea: 500 Years of Joseon Dynasty Maps
The Map Room

At the National Museum of Korea until October 28: 500 Years of Joseon Dynasty Maps, an exhibition of some 260 maps created during the Joseon dynasty period (1392-1897 CE).

What would happen if GPS failed?

Geoawesomeness

The navigation apps we carry around in our smartphones may have made getting lost in foreign lands a distant memory, but our dependency on the Global Positioning System (GPS) runs far deeper than we realise.

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