Category Archive: Mapping

Map Scale

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A map is a representation of a part of the world that is presented at a convenient scale to fit on a piece of paper of a suitable size to be conveniently usable… Continue reading

Mapping Themes

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All maps are intended to convey information to the map reader, the theme of the map determines the type of information portrayed. The number of themes that can be portrayed via maps is… Continue reading

Map Projections

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Representing the three dimensional world onto a two dimensional piece of paper is achieved through the use of map projections. Projecting the curved surface of the earth onto a flat piece of paper… Continue reading

Hasan Dag and Catal Huyuk

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Mount Hasan (Turkish: Hasan Dağı) is an inactive stratovolcano in Aksaray province, Turkey. With an altitude of 3,253 m (10,672 ft.), it ranks as the second highest mountain of central Anatolia. A caldera 4-5… Continue reading

Mapping In Turkey: Security at the Top of the Political Agenda by Prof. Gordon Petrie

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Article July 1999 Located at the junction of Europe and Asia, Turkey is physically a big country with a population of 60 million and a turbulent and fascinating history. Its strategic position is… Continue reading

Sefer Yetzirah – 15th Century Armenian Manuscript

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On a recent trip to the south coast, we found a wonderful book in a secondhand book shop titled “Mapping the World” by Caroline and Martine Laffon. One map in particular caught our… Continue reading

Cappadocia – Playing with Google My Maps

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I have just realised I can update the map on the blog via Google My Maps, which means we can annotate the map and add references. The post about the Seven Churches of… Continue reading

Cultural strangers

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The theme of ‘cultural strangers’ focuses on our impending journey to Turkey in Sept-October 2011. We are fascinated by the history and culture of Turkey as well as the natural landscape. Many events… Continue reading