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Readers who are fascinated by maps and the different understandings of the world that they offer (or who merely have a passing interest in them) may enjoy exploring Map Dragons. This site was created by Greg Miller and Betsy Mason, both of whom are "science journalists who love maps and the stories behind them." Here, visitors can learn about a wide variety of map-related topics and see numerous accompanying images. Some examples include an essay explaining why historical maps often feature illustrations of sea monsters and other extraneous details, a post highlighting some of "the cleverest, weirdest mapping ideas ever patented," and a discussion of why our mental maps of the world are frequently inaccurate. Prior to launching Map Dragons in November 2019, Mason and Miller co-wrote a cartography blog at Wired and later at National Geographic, and Map Dragons features some of their favorite posts from those earlier blogs as well as pieces they've written for other publications. Some articles are only excerpted on Map Dragons (with links to where the complete article can be found), but most can be read in full at the link above. In the future, they also plan to publish some Map Dragons exclusives.
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Date of Scout Publication
December 13th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
December 9th, 2019 at 4:18pm
Date Of Record Release
December 10th, 2019 at 8:15am
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