Swiss Cheese Map

The Motro article helped open my eyes to show how important every detail is when making maps. The colors used, thickness of the border, and placenames can have a strong impact on territorial issues. The Oslo map lead to further conflicts between Palestine and Israel. The map displayed Palestine’s land in blotchy patches and the colors used caused the map to downplay Palestine’s controlled territory. This situation helped me understand how impactful a map can be. Moving forward, I need to pay close attention to the colors I use and the message that my map is sending.

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