Tag Archives: Maps

2016: All Roads

“Now that we had our 486,713 starting points we needed to find out how we could reach Rome. For this we created an algorithm that calculated one route for every trip. The more often a specific single street segment was … Continue reading

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1856: Mountains & Rivers

G.W. Colton: Mountains & Rivers from Colton’s Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography. By George W. Colton. Accompanied By Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, And Historical, By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. (1856). Click for detail. (source)

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2013: A Child’s Map

Sweden was the first country to outlaw corporal punishment of children—in 1979. As of 2013, when this map was produced by Save the Children, 52 countries had done so.

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3,000 BC: Map

This etched stone, found in 2016 with nine others at a 5,000-year-old sacred site in Denmark, may be a map. Archaeologists believe it is a symbolic representation of a local area, showing fields, fences and plants, and that it may … Continue reading

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300 mya: Before the Breakup

The primordial supercontinent Pangaea (~300 – 175 mya) with current political boundaries. Map by Massimo Pietrobon. (source)  

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