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Team Map Presentation – “The World Distribution of Spirochetal Disease”

  The World Distribution of Spirochetal Diseases map was produced during the 1960s by the American Geographic Society. This map was part of a series of maps that were created in order to sort and map out the Third World. … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Cold War

This historical atlas introduces 50 maps about Cold War, including popular events like Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Blockade with easily understood synopsis for each. The more interesting contents the author also presents are the themes such as cultural … Continue reading

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ALL OVER THE MAP

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/all-over-the-map/  All Over The Map tells stories about past, present, and the future cartography. It is run by Betsy Mason, Greg Miller and a group of science journalists who love maps. They write the blogs with wired but interesting maps like secret Cold … Continue reading

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Map of Korean Airlines Flight 007

“An act of barbarism, born of a society which wantonly disregards individual rights and the value of human life and seeks constantly to expand and dominate other nations, ” President Reagan called it. This shootdown of Flight 007, a Korean … Continue reading

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Atlas of Cursed Places

This unusual atlas includes 40 different locations all over that world that are reported to be filled with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. It gives detailed descriptions of the history of these areas as well as how to get … Continue reading

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Johnathan Crowe’s Map Blog — The Map Room

http://www.maproomblog.com Johnathan Crowe’s map blog is an interesting one that has been going on for more than 8 years. It includes both antique maps as well as the latest in geospatial technology. It gives us a glimpse of how cartography has … Continue reading

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Wiley and National Geographic College Atlas of The World

This atlas provides information on 25 themes, mostly environmental. It ranges from plate tectonics, to energy sources and population, all the way to conflict and terror. It is interesting because it correlates to the Ford Foundation and the wide array … Continue reading

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Andy Woodruff’s Map Blog

http://www.cartogrammar.com/blog/ Andy Woodruff and three fellow cartographers create interactive web maps from “data to design to code” for their company Axis Maps. Andy mainly focuses on mapping in Massachusetts, but has also mapped his past residencies in Madison, Wisconsin and … Continue reading

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United States Exports and Imports of Commodities: 1967

      This map was made by the National Geographic Society, and uses annual reports for the data. As you can see, America is centered in the map with a very distinct white color compared to other countries, giving … Continue reading

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Team Map Presentation – “How Communists Menace Vital Materials”

How Communists Menace Vital Materials was produced in conjunction with a US Congressional report vindicating the Soviet Union for their extension of Communism across continental borders into the Third World. In 1956, when this map was released, Khrushchev was altering … Continue reading

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