Why Google Maps gets Africa wrong

The Guardian

Early cartographers just drew elephants when they didn’t know the territory. A good reminder of the (inherent) inaccuracy and (deliberate) bias in maps – and what it means that a commercial product, Google Maps, shapes everyone’s ideas of world geography.

From Weekly Filet #157, in April 2014. More on: #

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