And while I’m on the subject of maps, let me also send you over to a
new three years old blog I found on that very topic. The blog is called Maproom, and it is a wonderful read for the cartographically-inclined.
The site is a great resource for those who love maps (and what traveler doesn’t?) and who are interested in how
they are made, who makes them, and how maps are changing. Some of the stuff here can almost seem too techie, too inside
baseball, but most of the posts, while short and sweet, point you to fascinating resources. For example, this post looks at the current
hullabaloo over who actually discovered America. Was it the Chinese? And this one looks at the geology of the Bay