Monday Maps

It’s Monday and the hashtag #MappyMonday has made another appearance.  The hashtag includes maps of all shapes and sizes and a number of the linked maps are historical in nature.  If you’re on twitter and interested in mapping, historical geography, or spacial representations check out the #MappyMonday hashtag.

If you’re not on twitter (and even if you are) some of my favourite maps from this week are:

  • Terra Incognita: Maps that shaped the world Looks at an upcoming exhibition at the National Library of Australia.  The maps in the exhibit highlight the ways in which human perception of the world and mapping techniques have changed over time.
  • Mapping history: How Google Maps and National Geographic are layering old and new. A collaborative project to integrate maps produced by National Geographic into present day Google Maps.  The overlay of historical maps can be great teaching tools and provide numerous opportunities for interactivity and mapping stories. 
  • 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World.  Unlike the previous two selections this link focuses on modern mapping techniques and more of an infographic feel.  The forty maps highlighted here use simple mapping techniques to highlight interesting facts, such as: mapping worldwide driving orientation by country, global internet usage based on time of day, and earthquakes since 1898, etc.