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November 30, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

John Snow's Cholera Map

John Snow's Cholera Map is shown above. In 1854, there was a cholera outbreak in Soho, London. John Snow overlaid the cholera cases on a map featuring the location of the area's drinking wells. Snow's map enable him to discover that contaminated drinking water was a main contributor to the outbr... Read more...


November 23, 2016 - News and Information, Press Release

Mapathon Held at American Geographical Society’s Fall Symposium

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mapathon Held at American Geographical Society’s Fall Symposium Description: The American Geographical Society (AGS) held a Mapathon in conjunction with its annual Fall Symposium held at Columbia University in New York City on November 17, 2016. Event participants, incl... Read more...


November 23, 2016 - Map of the Week, News and Information

Antique Atlas with Trade Winds

The atlas above is known as "A New Map of The Whole World with Trade Winds". The cartographer for this map is Hermann Moll (1654 ca -1732 ca). A major feature of this antique atlas is the fact that it includes information about trade winds, which would be important to 17th-18th century sailors ... Read more...