While Maps101 has articles on current events, biographies, interactive lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, and so much more, with a name like ours, we obviously LOVE maps. This week, we are taking a look at maps and mapmaking. After all, we have many cartographers hard at work making maps, and we want to share our enthusiasm for this unique artform. Today’s maps may appear less artistic than maps from the early days, when people tried to record terra incognita and used their imaginations to interpret the heavens and the universe. However, modern-day mapmaking still involves making all kinds of visual choices and decisions. There is indeed art in the skill of making maps.
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