The World at Your Fingertips

United States | November 14, 2010

With the earliest known cave paintings dating back over 100,000 years in Africa that depicted terrain and surroundings, the first maps were also born since the cave art often included references to landscape features such as hills, dwellings, and rivers all considered critical to maps as we know them today.And so it was in America [...]

Europe | November 13, 2010

If you’re planning a trip to Europe and are starting to feel a little concerned (or maybe even overwhelmed) at the thought of the language barrier when it comes to asking for instructions or directions on the map that you may have in your hands, rest assured there’s an alternative to see “all things European” [...]

Asia | November 10, 2010

If you’re like a lot of travelers or geography buffs, it’s nice to get your hands on some maps of an area that you either plan to visit or just have a general interest in learning more about. And so it is with maps pertaining to Asia. Even if you plan to visit and have [...]

Africa | November 9, 2010

With Africa being the world’s second largest and second most populous continent (following Asia) you can bet there’s a lot to learn when it comes to understanding not only its history, slave trade, and colonization, but to how the continent’s 47 countries evolved to where they are today. But before any appreciation for the evolution [...]