Swiss Cheese Map Article Reflection

I really enjoyed reading this article by one of Richmond’s own professors. The first page or so was difficult to comb through since I have no background knowledge on the Oslo II peace talks or about this area of Israel. However, once Motro starting talking about the significance of the maps used in the negotiations, I found the material very interesting. Motro’s explanation of the series of maps created after the peace talks also provided a lot of historical perspective. Her explanation of the significance of using different shades of the same hue for present countries and future territories was particularly interesting. Overall, I thought this was a great article, especially because it was written by someone who isn’t necessarily a cartographer by trade.