360° Aerial Panoramas, 3D Virtual Tours Around the World, Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. History of Cartography. Early world maps. Antiquity Babylonian Imago Mundi (c. 600 BCE) A Babylonian world map, known as the Imago Mundi, is commonly dated to the 6th century BCE. The map as reconstructed by Eckhard Unger shows Babylon on the Euphrates, surrounded by a circular landmass showing Assyria, Urartu (Armenia) and several cities, in turn surrounded by a "bitter river" (Oceanus), with seven islands arranged around it so as to form a seven-pointed star.
The accompanying text mentions seven outer regions beyond the encircling ocean. The descriptions of five of them have survived: the third island is where "the winged bird ends not his flight," i.e., cannot reach.on the fourth island "the light is brighter than that of sunset or stars": it lay in the northwest, and after sunset in summer was practically in semi-obscurity.The fifth island, due north, lay in complete darkness, a land "where one sees nothing," and "the sun is not visible. " Anaximander (c. 610 – 546 BCE) Reconstruction of Anaximander's map Middle Ages. How to read a map. Idea Index - National Geographic Society. 40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.
So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1.
Click to enlarge. What's more amazing: how much things have changed over the last 1,800 years, a major chunk of the civilizational history of humanity, or how many of this map's divisions are still with us today? 2. Click to enlarge. This might be useful in planning your next vacation, although there are some big surprises in the results. 3. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life.
Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. An Interactive Experience. Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily.
Global Trek: Virtual Travel Around the World. A Sense of Place. Index Mundi - Country Facts. Social Studies. 25 National Flags And Their Meanings. Originating on battlefields as a means of identification, national flags have come a long way since their bloody conception.
Flying in courthouses, classrooms, and fire stations they typically hold symbolic significance for the nation and have complex meanings ingrained into their designs. So go ahead and test yourself on your flag knowledge because these are 25 national flags and their meanings. Combining the crosses of the patron saints of England, Wales, and Scotland, the Union Jack as it is sometimes called is one of the oldest flags in the world having been around since 1801. It has been said that when Duke Leopold V. of Austria returned from war his white battledress was soaked with blood. When he took off his belt, however, the cloth underneath was still white. OpenStreetMap. Earth at Night 2012.
Account Options Sign in Earth at Night 2012 This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite.
The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands. Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. Alaska Facts State Nick Name: "The Last Frontier" - the name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land.
" State Motto: "North to the Future" State Capital: Juneau, located in the Southeast region of Alaska, has a population of 31,275 (2010 Census) Alaska Map: Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before. Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM. GmapGIS - A web based GIS application to draw on Google maps: polygons, lines, markers and labels.