'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

New World


  1. It'll take my head a lot of work to get used to any of those and I suspect they will not be so good for planning journeys on a world scale. I wonder whether this is more useful on a country by country basis. Perhaps it is one of those situations where present imperfection is more of a perceived problem than a real one.

  2. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Katherine! Since studying Geography at A level in the sixth form, I have been very aware of the implications of mapping a spherical planet. This video reinforces the point but I am not convinced that the algorithmic "solution" is particularly helpful.

  4. Fascinating! I'm a frustrated wannabe amateur cartographer, myself.

  5. Thanks for your comments folks.
    I liked this clip for the way it suggested different ways of thinking about our planet..


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