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A story of maps

Maps are ubiquitous in the modern world. From paper town plans on tourist leaflets, through metro schemes, mobile route finding apps and global on-line representations of the whole world – all of us are surrounded by maps. However many things, that we used to call maps are actually not maps at all – this lesson will show you how metro plans, on-line services and computer games present the space to us – and also what traps can await us in a seemingly perfectly good map.

(Cover image: Gerard Mercator's 1569 world map. Public domain, source: Wikimedia)