Sandy island appeared nautical maps for over a century… It doesn't exist.

There are no uncharted places left on Earth. Or are there? Take it away BBC.

Nevertheless, even digital maps skew toward the things that their users deem most important. Those areas that the majority sees as unworthy of attention – poor neighbourhoods […]

Map Quest

BBC News Magazine has an interesting piece called Maps That Shaped the World.

Saturday Open Thread

On this date in 480 BCE the Greeks defeated the Persians at the Battle of Salamis

World Apart

This is a world map as of July 7, 1941 that appeared in the August 1941 edition of Forbes Magazine. A fascinating look at a critical time. Click to enlarge


H/t: Joshua Trevino’s Facebook newsfeed

Monday Open Thread

On this date in 1848 Mexico ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to end the Mexican-American War.


Interesting video of the ever-changing face of Europe — tracing the last 900 years or so of changing maps — almost every year something changes.

The music is from the soundtrack of Inception

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

This folks is what’s called a “realist” view of the situation in Ukraine. From a blog called Traditional Right — The View from Olympus — Another Crimean War?

It may be that the winter Olympics in Sochi will have yet another, even more spectacular closing ceremony. What might that be? Russia retaking the Crimea.


Country on Top

Daddy… Why is North America on top of South America? I guess it’s time we had the talk about continents and positions. Here, read this from al-Jazeera America about why North is up.

Why do maps always show the north as up? For those who don’t just take it for granted, the common answer […]

Saturday Open Thread

Map of the region in crisis..

Making 3-Donia History!

View from my window.

The first Threedonia Post made from the Southern Hemisphere. Ever.

And I did it. Top that, Floyd.