Borderlines: Right across the globe, countries are changing shape — Simon Kuper examines how shifting borders are affecting our world. No more blank spaces: Tom Fort reviews On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way It Does by Simon Garfield (and more and more and more). Maria Popova on how we use maps and globes: An illustrated guide from 1968. Researchers reveal a new and improved biogeographical map which they hope will become the new baseline for ecological and evolutionary studies as well as conservation efforts. The places you’ll go: James Fallows interviews Google’s Michael Jones on the future of mapping, the allure of geography, and why you’ll never be lost again. What are you looking at: Sometimes the most interesting and important stuff in the world can’t be found on any map — no matter how technical-magical. Linda Colley reviews Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit by Joyce E. Chaplin. Greenland by way of a drainpipe: Frank Jacobs on accidental cartography; what would an ideal Poland have looked like? That depends on your definition of ideal, of course; and it’s always Chile in Norway: The five types of territorial morphology. Canada and Denmark reach agreement on the Lincoln Sea Boundary.

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