Thursday, 30 August 2012

Maps and Oil


Without getting into the politics of pipelines, here is an interesting example of how even today maps are used to make (political) arguments.  This is nothing new, of course -- in the eighteenth century, borders were pushed back and forth, place names were changed, and sections of territory were coloured to allow the map viewer to understand a specific meaning of space. 

We often think of cartographic sleight of hand as a thing of the past, but geographic literacy is an instrumental tool for anyone wishing to secure a full view of any argument. 

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