Standard Posted by knoblej Posted on August 31, 2013 Posted under Uncategorized Comments 2 Comments Maps and Sea Monsters In case some of you missed this, here’s a story about a new book on the monsters which populated the oceans of many medieval maps: “Map Monsters” by Chet Van Duzer Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related cartographic conventionsmedieval mapsmonsters Post navigation Mapmaking & me → 2 thoughts on “Maps and Sea Monsters” Your comment on the clunky interfaces of many online map collections is well taken. I’ve had experience with Library of Congress maps online and they are just very difficult to actually find what you want and make use of it. It’s a shame because once you dig in it’s an amazing collection. It’s also a shame because maps are an aspect of history that could greatly benefit from digitization — maps are really expensive to print and distribute so if we can make more maps available to the public and easy to use it would be a great boon to the study of history, geography and related disciplines. I guess that could also be seen as an opportunity: The first great maps archive has yet to be built! Reply Pingback: A Mapping Proposition | Nathan Sleeter's Blog Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.