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Map of the day

Source – Digital Commonwealth Organisation

A fantastic map of – WWII (for period of 1939 – 1945), showing Invasion and total war victory : with decorations, illustrations and military and naval insignia

Total war battle map includes illustrations of artillery and vehicles.
Victory war map includes illustrations of military insignia in border.

Click anywhere on image to navigate to the original hi-res pic file. Then click on the magnifying glass/plus icon on the top right hand side…..enjoy.

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Wikipedia

Cantino planisphere 1502, earliest surviving chart showing the explorations of Columbus to Central America, Corte-Real to Newfoundland, Gama to India and Cabral to Brazil. Tordesillas line depicted, Biblioteca Estense, Modena

The Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration (approximately from the beginning of the 15th century until the end of the 18th century) is an informal and loosely defined term for the period in European history in which extensive overseas exploration emerged as a powerful factor in European culture and was the beginning of globalization. It also marks the rise of the period of widespread adoption in Europe of colonialism and mercantilism as national policies. Many lands previously unknown to Europeans were discovered by them during this period, though most were already inhabited. From the perspective of many non-Europeans, the Age of Discovery marked the arrival of invaders from previously unknown continents.

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Digital Commonwealth Organisation

The Population Map (6,446,131,400) created by Paul Breding.

Each grid (square) represents a million people. The shape of each country stays the same, but enlarged or shrunk  relative to the population density.

Since this is a map about people, it has a totally different appearance than conventional maps. China and India occupy the most space because they have the largest populations, while the United States and Indonesia vie for the third and fourth places. On the other hand, Russian Siberia and Canada, which cover large expanses of geographic territory, have much smaller populations and appear as narrow strips north of their much larger neighbors, China and the United States. This cartogram was compiled on a grid of small squares, where each square represents one million people. Although the countries are placed in their relative geographic locations, some unusual juxtapositions of geographic areas create a highly unconventional image of the world.

Click on the image and have a play.

 

 

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Open Culture

Odysseus was either clubbed on the head or high on hashish (better known as the devil’s lettuce), but clearly his navigation skills were neither a talent or strength.

The Odyssey, one of Homer’s two great epics, narrates Odysseus’ long, strange trip home after the Trojan war. During their ten-year journey, Odysseus and his men had to overcome divine and natural forces, from battering storms and winds to difficult encounters with the Cyclops Polyphemus, the cannibalistic Laestrygones, the witch-goddess Circe and the rest. And they took a most circuitous route, bouncing all over the Mediterranean, moving first down to Crete and Tunisia. Next over to Sicily, then off toward Spain, and back to Greece again.

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Wikipedia

Last Sunday, Google honoured Abraham Ortelius’s life and work.

Born on 14 April 1527, Abraham Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. He supplemented his income trading in books, prints, and maps, and his journeys included yearly visits to the Frankfurt book and print fair where he met Gerardus Mercator in 1554. In 1560, however, when travelling with Mercator to TrierLorraine, and Poitiers, he seems to have been attracted, largely by Mercator’s influence, towards the career of a scientific geographer. He died in Antwerp in 1598.

Maps are awesome, they are little pieces of art, created by passionate individuals wanting to share their knowledge with others.

Below is a very early map drawn in 1450 (or close to this time)

Source – Wikipedia

The Fra Mauro map, one great medieval European map, was made around 1450 by the Venetian monk Fra Mauro. It is a circular world map drawn on parchment and set in a wooden frame, about two meters in diameter

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Lushington

Mordor looses hands down!

Source – The Dwarrow Scholar

…..and for those who plan to visit Middle Earth in the near future, herewith a map for your convenience. Stay clear of Mordor, apparently they are not so bright.

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Hello Magazine

Did not get to see much Rugby this weekend thanks to the two love birds. Not complaining though – I still managed to BBQ, had a few cold ones, and watched the wedding with my best friend of 37 years. Does not get much better than that?

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Super Retro

A beautiful hand drawn map done in 1854 by Alexander von Humboldt. The map portrays the world’s tallest mountains and longest rivers

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Biggerplate

The meeting of the Mad Hatters!

The 80s and 90s were a time of corporate evangelism. I know this because I did umpteen managerial courses. One of these was Edward De Bono’s ‘Six Thinking Hats’.

In a nutshell, he correctly identified that meetings involved varied opinions. All the chairperson was required to do was to recognise which hat each participant was wearing and use their subjective opinions objectively.

Most of these courses made sense at the time but the theories and principle were never really applied. There is only one rule in the corporate jungle – drink from the Kool-Aid fountain or move out!

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.

Map of the day

Source – Wikimedia Commons

The global map of different writing systems

A coin has two sides. One side is conservative, analytical, logical, predictive and process driven. The other is passionate, expressive, complex, creative, unpredictive and imaginative.

Both sides are awesome and love good food, good wine and good people.