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A day like today 508 years ago was born one of the parents of the current map, Gerardus Mercator. Although there are many other ways to move the Earth to a 2D plane (link to the shop) and, by no means, the representation of Mercator...

If you ask us to think of any place where we can find one of the most incredible collection of maps in the world, we would probably think of many museums around the world. However, to think of the Vatican as one of those places...

We may have heard about cartography and consider it to be a discipline. Not in vain, historically has always been an important tool at political and / or military level, but not so much for the rest of society. However, today in its day it has spread in...

In many occasions we use the terms map and street map indistinctly to refer to a graphic representation of the territory. However, there are many differences between them and, therefore, in this post. 1.     The scale. It is the most important difference, since, generally, the...

Have you ever wondered why the North points north? Although most of us do not understand the reference of a map without the north pointing "up", it was not always like that. In fact, if we look at the opinion of the historian and cartography expert...