Category Archives: Maps

What You Need to Know About Raised Relief Maps

Topographical and terrain maps are an essential way to record and aid in the traversal of the world around us. They give us a birds-eye view of everything from valleys to streams to huge manmade landmarks, ensuring that elevation and land shape won’t unwittingly take us by surprise. But as helpful as they can be, […]

5 Ways to Use Maps for Education

As we’ve recently established, maps make for great aesthetic choices. They can be used to decorate your walls, make furniture more visually interesting, and can create some genuinely cool accessories for any home. But at their roots, maps are unique educational tools, giving us a birds-eye view of our world in all its grand, messy, […]

A Day in the Life of a Cartographer

When people think of cartographers, the odds are they’re not thinking of our era filled with satellite technology, smartphones, web programming, and our collective good friend Google. Instead, their minds most likely jump straight to a far earlier piece of our history, a time when kings ruled, the Earth was still primarily regarded as flat, […]

Nautical Charts and the Basics of Plotting Your Course

Throughout the long, complicated history of the map, it’s gone through several iterations with different duties. While often seen or relegated to little more than a piece of unnecessary classroom décor or a basic tool for memorizing the world’s countries these days, it’s historically played a huge part in travel and exploration, particularly at sea. […]