Tag Archive: cartography

Maritime customs and superstitions

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Here is a very interesting list of maritime customs and superstitions I came across recently while looking for marine mythology.  It was located on a website titled Pacific Offshore Rigging  Maritime customs and… Continue reading

Geokult wordle

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July 24 2011 July 9 2011 July 2 2011 So cool – I love wordle!

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

Women and Sufism

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In the recent post about the Mawlawi Order, a video was posted from YouTube featuring the Sema (the musical ceremony or dance). What was interesting about this video was the number of women… Continue reading

The Mawlawi Order

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Better known as many as the Whirling Dervishes, the Mawlawi Order are a Sufi order founded in Konya (in present-day Turkey) by the followers of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi-Rumi, a 13th century Persian… 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

Land of beautiful horses

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One of the most interesting features of the region of Cappadocia is the diversity of surreal rock formations created from volcanic activity over many millions of years. The following text is an edited… Continue reading

Mapping a sustainable future – first steps in Ganmain

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Aside from a mutual fascination with maps and geography, Marty and Tracey both have a passion for sustainable building and treading more lightly on the earth. Over the Easter weekend, they traveled to… Continue reading