Tag Archive: Sustainability

Saint Thecla – First Woman Evangelist

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We recently discovered the story of Thecla, who was a significant figure in early Christianity also hailing from Konya, one of the places we will be visiting in September. This is our adaptation… Continue reading

Mood maps and mapping our world according to the things we love

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When I was recently on training to be an Indigenous Community Volunteer, we did a wonderful exercise where we all mapped the things in our world that were important to us in all… Continue reading

The history of mapping – Hipparchus

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One of the topics that often comes up in conversation is how formal cartographic training does not explore the history of mapping, which is an area we are both interested in exploring as… Continue reading

map collages

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Today we started the first layer of a series of collages made from recycled paper and maps. It was lots of fun ripping up maps and cutting out shapes. This series of work… Continue reading

Various concepts of the map

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We have been discussing the various ways of thinking about the map, as our separate understanding of mapping is quite different on a number of levels. Marty’s training as a cartographer provides a… Continue reading

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