Map-Themed Interesting Links

Dear Visitor:  Following are some random pages your humble webmaster found interesting.  For more equally random and fun recommendations, please visit the Washington Map Society Facebook page HERE.

New on December 4, 2016:  Click HERE for a very interesting page for kids about maps, travel, geography, cartography, etc.  Brought to the world by, of all things, a car seat company.  The link was sent to us by Dakota's Mom in hopes it will help other kids.  Thanks Dakota and Mrs. Lowe - we very much appreciate your input!!  Happy arm-chair and road travel to you both.  (Mrs. Lowe:  I replied to your email, but the address came back as undeliverable).

May 16, 2016:  Click HERE for "...creative resource from Canva that features 30 beautiful (and epic) map examples including some valuable design lessons that we can learn from them. We've put together this compilation to serve as an inspiration to cartographers/map-makers in creating educative and at the same time visually-pleasing map designs....":

Clich HERE for several interesing links about the history of cartography, expeditions, mapping terms, map overlays, etc.  Contains some nice basic information from a wide variety of sources provided in a map enthusiast's blog.

Added December 2013  From Tom Shaw, some very well done thoughts about cartography, including links to additional information, click HERE.

The Civil War in four minutes, on a map.  Very interesting presentation.  Click HERE.

From Mark Perry. click HERE for a very amusing and interesting commentary on the border between Canada and the US.

Smithsonian Magazine:  Battle of Gettysburg through Robert E. Lee's eyes.  Use of GIS in recreating historic sites, click HERE.

Smithsonian Magazine:  Creative use interactive maps and GIS for understanding the Battle of Gettysburg, click HERE.

Try out two articles about maps, one on how the carography craze started, and the other How We Use Maps and Globes: An Illustrated Guide from 1968:  http://www.brainpickings.org/?s=garfield