The Early History of Cartography
A recent survey noted that nearly one-third of the people living in the United States could not distinguish North from South on a map. These results are somew...
Finding Mecca: Mapmaking in the Islamic World
The Islamic tradition of mapmaking dates almost to the very dawn of Islam, driven in part by the necessity for all Muslims to face Mecca during t...
Cartography is the creation, production, and study of maps. It is considered a subdiscipline of geography, the study of spatial distribution of various phenomena. Cartographers are often g...