map traps

Maps and Cartography

The top map is by the Ordnance Survey of the UK town of Basinstoke. The bottom map shows the AA version of the same locale. From a scanned newspaper article about the case.

Map Traps: Intentional Mapping Errors to Combat Plagiarism

When cartographers create maps, it is usually with the intention of being as accurate as possible. After all, when humans consult maps, they want to know where an exact location is and how they can get there. In the past, though, mapmakers have been known to slip in what are […]