Category Archives: Map Monday

Map Monday: more fun with projections and cartograms

We’ve looked at map projections before on Map Monday.  To remind you, the most common projection – that is, the representation of the 3-D globe on a 2-D map – is the Mercator projection. There are many reasons for this, … Continue reading

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Map Monday: the future of the Arctic with global warming and economic “opportunity”

As most of you know, the Northwest Passage has been in the sights of explorers and traders for literally centuries.  The dream has always been to find a shorter route from Europe to Asia than going all the way around … Continue reading

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Map Monday: why World Water Day is needed

Human beings can’t live without a certain amount of fresh water. Fresh water is a requirement for life, and therefore it would be hard to imagine anyone disagreeing that access to clean water should be a human right. But, as … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what happens to all that plastic?

It was back in December when a fellow blogger, Kavitha at SunshinySA Site, posted what for me was a sit-up-and-take-notice fact: Coca Cola scores hat trick as world’s worst plastic polluter worldwide.  Yes, for the third year in a row, … Continue reading

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Map Monday: understanding history through animated maps

More than once I’ve presented maps of empires throughout history as Map Monday offerings, in part to remind us all that things don’t stay the same. Empires (and nations) rise and empires (and nations) fall. It’s a reality that most … Continue reading

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Map Monday: a little bit of this, a little bit of that

Let’s start this week’s Map Monday with a map that those of us who have shared our lives with cats will relate to. When I went looking for dog maps, just to be an equal opportunity pet reporter, I was … Continue reading

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Map Monday: realities behind some economic and political considerations

Today’s maps take a look at some challenges for economic and political decision-making. Doing the right thing – like addressing climate change and global inequality – isn’t easy. But the issues are real, folks, and they’re scary. And they’re going … Continue reading

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Map Monday: from the smallest countries to the largest

The first week of this new year has been a week like no other, just as this past year was a year like no other. Increased COVID cases nearly everywhere, with tightening restrictions being put in place, dashing the hope … Continue reading

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