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Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

- June 6, 2017 in anthropomorphism, cartography, Europe, Map, maps

Series of fantastic anthropomorphic maps of European countries, each footnoted by a witty quatrain, was produced by London publisher Hodder and Stoughton in the 1860s.

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

- June 6, 2017 in anthropomorphism, cartography, Europe, Map, maps

Series of fantastic anthropomorphic maps of European countries, each footnoted by a witty quatrain, was produced by London publisher Hodder and Stoughton in the 1860s.

Geographical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries (1868)

- June 6, 2017 in anthropomorphism, cartography, Europe, Map, maps

Series of fantastic anthropomorphic maps of European countries, each footnoted by a witty quatrain, was produced by London publisher Hodder and Stoughton in the 1860s.

Spatial Data made free of charge in Iceland

- January 23, 2013 in free, GEO, Government, Map

Beginning 23 January 2013, digital maps and spatial data held by the National Land Survey of Iceland will be available free of charge. The data forms the basis of various projects within state agencies, such as registration, planning, nature conservation, natural hazards, energy, research and public projects, but can also benefit the public and businesses in various ways. “Access to the NLSI’s data is an important stepping stone towards a more open and transparent society. It reflects the position that such important basic data should serve the interest of the public, rather than being sold as products in the market,” Svandís Svavarsdóttir, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, wrote in an article on this occasion. Making digital maps and spatial data free of charge is seen as a way to ensure that the general public in Iceland is guaranteed easy access to information about the environment and nature of Iceland. The goal is also to encourage increased use, processing and dissemination of this data, for example in the field of tourism, public administration and education. NLSI has already made the map data available for download on their website.