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10 things you need to know about maps

Maps are everywhere, on our phones, in our cars and pockets, on walls, bus stops and adverts. They proclaim YOU ARE HERE! Maps plant us firmly in a place, at an exact spot in the world. We rely on them to navigate safely from one place to another. But how much do we really know about them? This website challenges our acceptance of maps by posing questions about how they are made and how we understand them.

Posted by: National Library of Scotland

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