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Motro Article – D.J. Helkowski

I found this article on the Israel-Palestine peace talks very interesting. It explains just how crucial mapmaking is in critical situations. So much was put forth into creating a map in order to speed up peace between Israel and Palestine. The mapmaker…

Small Map Elements Matter

Before this class began, I had no idea that maps had the capacity “to lie.” I eventually learned that maps sometimes leave out certain aspects or distort size and scale. As we have learned over the past few classes, the ways maps “lie” have bec…

Motro Article Reflection

Overall, I thought the Shari Motro article about the Swiss Cheese Map was very interesting. Even though I didn’t know much about the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks prior to reading the article, I think Motro did a great job of going into detail abou…

The Swiss Cheese Map Reflection

I think Shari Motro did a great job explaining her point about map visuals and what to include or exclude when creating a usable map.  In order to cleanly and efficiently display information, cartographers must have an element of style in their cr…

Swiss Cheese Reflections (Motro article)

I thought the article was a great article and it had parts that were frustrating for me and parts that were hopeful for a brighter future for both Palestine and Israel. The article further emphasized to me that every single detail matters, down the th…

Territory Disputes aren’t Black and White

When I began to read Shari Motro’s article “Lessons from the Swiss Cheese Map”, I had printed her article in black and white… I always print short articles so that I can highlight and write comments.  I realized that this system would not work…

Motro Article Reflection

The Motro article, “Lessons from the Swiss Cheese Map,” made me consider the role that maps and their design can play in the peace process between two countries. We spoke in class about how maps can be used to manipulate the way that certain territ…

Reflection on Motro Article (Lena Lee)

I was genuinely surprised to read about just how important maps were. I thought only about the information it gave to people who wanted to go to places, not about how the presentation of maps could make or break political, cultural, economical deals be…

Motro Article Reflection

Motro Article Reflection
Ethan Boroughs
1/28/16
In my opinion, the Motro article was really interesting, but more than anything it was frightening. Through explanations and examples from these last few class periods, I’ve understood how there are a v…

Motro: how to account for colorblindness?

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict frequently causes tempers to flare both in casual conversation and, as Motro’s article points out, in more diplomatic contexts. Thanks in part to my own lack of detailed knowledge about the conflict, I found part…

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