Places & Spaces: Mapping Science

We just discovered a very cool site: http://www.scimaps.org/ a collection of very unusual maps; We’ll let them explain it: “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science is meant to inspire cross-disciplinary discussion on how to best track and communicate human activity and scientific progress on a global scale. It has two components: the physical part supports the close inspection of high quality reproductions of maps for display at conferences and education centers; the online counterpart provides links to a selected series of maps and their makers along with detailed explanations of how these maps work. The exhibit is a 10-year effort. Each year, 10 new maps are added resulting in 100 maps total in 2014.”

This site is FUN to browse. Some of our favorites:

Visual Elements Periodic Table

License Plates Map of USA

Cosmographia World Map (from 1482!)

 

 

 

About jmdattilo

J.M. Dattilo is our pen name. We are the authors of the Time's Edge sci-fi/fantasy series.

Posted on August 21, 2011, in Science and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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