From Fennia: International Journal of Geography, Gunnar Olsson (Uppsala): Mapping the Forbidden. A 2nd century map of Germania by the scholar Ptolemy has always stumped scholars, who were unable to relate the places depicted to known settlements; now a team of researchers have cracked the code. Geopolitical space may survive in consciousness even after vanishing from the map: Larry Wolff on his book The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture. An embarrassing error on Google Maps has been blamed for Nicaragua’s accidental invasion of Costa Rica (and more and more). Here are 10 myth busting facts about Google Earth. Bodyworld: Spanish artist Fernando Vicente's artography revisits the fusion of the descriptive and the symbolic, but expands the concept to its literal conclusion. Beyond two dimensions: A review of Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities by Frank Jacobs. A rather sinister image is one of the biggest mysteries in the history of western cartography; most often referred to simply as the Fool’s Cap Map of the World, it is unknown why, when, where and by whom it was made. Mapping a perfect image of the world: From Wordsworth to children to the man in the street, the Ordnance Survey has stirred imaginations for more than 200 years. In an ironic twist probably only fully appreciated by mapmakers themselves, an object reverses that central problem of cartography: it projects a regular, two-dimensional map onto a round object. From Edge, here's a gallery of maps (and more). Mapping out the American dream: How do the maps we make shape our vision of the world around us? A look at the world of Juan Nunez Guirado (and more). What are borders these days? It's time to think of borders differently, according to Northwestern University researchers; to reflect today's reality, they have taken a look at human mobility and redrawn the borders within the United States. In the iPhone era, road maps fade into history.

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