Neatorama Posts Tagged "cartography"
Agloe, New York: The Town That Never Was...

Last week, Google Maps took an entire town away. Wiped it off the map. Does Google have the power to do that? No, it was just correcting a mistake that has been copied and perpetuated for 90 years. The community of Agloe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/Agloe-New-York-The-Town-That-Never-Was/
How North Became the Top of the Map...

Almost every map you see is oriented with north at...  ...like that. Nick Danforth looks at the history of cartography to find out why north was chosen as “up&rdq...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/18/How-North-Became-the-Top-of-the-Map/
Medieval and Renaissance Sea Monsters...

Early cartographers often included illustrations or descriptions of sea monsters on their maps, in order to warn explorers of their location. Sometimes the drawings were symbolic, such as a picture of a king riding a fis...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/29/Medieval-and-Renaissance-Sea-Monsters/
A Woman's Heart, According to the 1800s...

Ladies, this is a map of our hearts. Like any old map, it's safe to assume the cartographer was operating with limited tools and resources and under the influence of societal expectations. So don't be offended that Love...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/11/07/A-Womans-Heart-According-to-the-1800s/
This 1939 Map of Physics Is an Old-School Mashup of Science and Geography...

The journey through Physics can be a treacherous one filled with many setbacks. Thankfully, an enterprising soul decided to sit down in 1939 and draw up a map. The Map of Physics is a "a brief historical outline of the s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/12/This-1939-Map-of-Physics-Is-an-Old-School-Mashup-of-Science-and-Geography/
A Tribute To Classic Video Game Maps...

There's something so warm and inviting about the maps that came with many classic fantasy themed video games. Maybe it's the prospect of exploring all those brightly colored lands, or the whimsical little details and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/17/a-tribute-to-classic-video-game-maps/
Building a World...

Afniel has an intriguing but simple method of...  ...resents it as a way to get children interested in cartography , because the results look quite like real maps. W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/10/21/building-a-world/
Dog Has a Map of the World on Nose...

If believers see faces of Jesus on toasts, what do...  ...acobs of Strange Map about "accidental" cartography , based on his readers' submissions: “My dog...

http://www.neatorama.com/2011/01/29/dog-has-a-map-of-the-world-on-nose/
World Population Map by Longitude...

Harvard University graduate student Bill Ranki...  ...raduate student Bill Rankin owns the site Radical Cartography . It's filled with unique and imaginative maps, s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/08/12/world-population-map-by-longitude/
Map of the Earth's Gravity...

This map, or geoid, shows the contours of the earth in a more precise manner than ever before. It was constructed with measurements taken by Europe's Goce satellite. Launched in 2009, the sleek satellite flies pole to p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/07/05/map-of-the-earths-gravity/
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