HUGE historical map collection

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Way back in 2005, Sue blogged about Dave Rumsey’s huge historical map collection . I just recently stumbled on his Google map that has started with about 120 maps from his collection. The site is a little bit like a Harry Potter book or a Russian nesting doll with maps within maps within maps. I […]

The Great (er) Wall of China

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According to a BBC report, geospatial technologies have helped determine that The Great Wall of China is A LOT longer than previously thought. They state that, “Archaeologists had lobbied for the survey to be done to provide scholars with an accurate understanding of the construction. ” The wall is actually 8,850km (5,500 miles) not the […]

Are you following Frank Musik?

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A friend told me about this musician, Frankmusik, who has challenged himself to travel to his final gig using nothing but myspace and his cell phone. It is a pretty neat viral idea that uses all types of social media including Google Earth and blogs. Even if it’s a PR stunt its hard not to […]

Village for Sale

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If ever there was a news story that is geography related this is it. A whole village in North Wessex Downs called Linkenholt is for sale for 22.5 million pounds by the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust. According to the Times online property section, the new owner will get a 2,000-acre estate, two blacksmiths, […]

Floating Cities

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According to CNN, floating cities are three years away. They quote a former Google engineer as stating, “Patri Friedman, a former Google engineer who now works for the Seasteading Institute, said floating cities are the perfect places to experiment with new forms of government.” The modules would be like a cross between an oil platform […]


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VisiWiki or the Visual Wiki is like visiting inside someone’s head. It almost provides a cognitive map of specific topics such as geography. I looked up Guns,Germs, and Steel and it was like wandering Wiki, You Tube, Google Maps, Flikr, and Yahoo without all the browsing time. The topic Geographic Information Systems of course brings […]

Puerto Rico is a magnet

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Based on the number of news stories about people intending to go to one place and ending up on a plane to Puerto Rico instead, you would think that Puerto Rico is a plane magnet. According to a recent story, a woman who booked a vacation for Costa Rico accidently ended up in Puerto Rico. […]


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If you haven’t seen Glogster, it’s worth checking out. It is an interactive on-line poster maker, sort of like scrapbooking or collage making on line. If you look under the education section it looks like teachers are using it for school projects, especially the ever important Poster about a country, animal,book, historic event, or other […]

Decorating with Globes

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Apartment Therapy has a short but sweet post on using globes for decorating in the home. Looking into globes and decorating further I found the George Glazer Gallery, sellers of antiquarian globes, maps, and prints NYC, which has several videoas and articles. I think the coolest ones are the tellurians and orreries. An interesting site […]