Monday, December 8, 2014

The Cedid Atlas, 1803

The Cedid Atlas is the first comprehensive atlas compiled by the Ottoman Empire and published in Istanbul in 1803.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Longest Straight Lines Without Crossing Coasts

The longest distance you can travel between two points in straight line without crossing any ocean or any major water bodies:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Most popular on MapsOnTheWeb, September 2014

Most popular posts on MOTW based on the number of tumblr notes, excluding reblogs.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Salar de Uyuni Map

Road network near Salar de Uyuni and Salar de Coipasa, Bolivia.

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Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 ft) above mean sea level. (wikipedia)
Source: Instituto Geográfico Militar

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CompareMaps: Comparing major map providers

CompareMaps is a great tool for comparing differences between major map providers like Google Maps, OpenStreetMaps, Bing Maps and Nokia Here Maps.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Online Mapping Tools

This list is no longer maintained.  For an updated list click here.

A list with online tools and libraries for creating interactive or static maps. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Santiago and Valparaiso

The densely populated region of Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Continents and changing sea levels

Continental coastlines in case of a 120 m lower sea level vs an 80 m rise in sea level.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Departments of Bolivia

Bolivia is divided into nine departments (Spanish: departamentos). Each of the departments is subdivided into provinces (provincias), which are further subdivided into municipalities (municipios).

Saturday, February 8, 2014

French Colonial Empire, 1931

Colonial Empire of France in 1931.

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Blue - French territories, Red - English territories

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