A Brief History of Globes Ever since we learned that the Earth is round and not, in fact, flat, as many civilisations had thought, we began attempting to plot out the spherical nature of our world and everything it consists of, using what is known as a terrestrial globe. The name ‘terrestrial globe’ comes from […]
Understanding Topographic Maps & Their Importance Topographical maps are a go-to item for navigation amongst the bushwalking community, because they are relatively simple to read (with practice, of course) and they provide a wealth of information relevant to the activities of bushwalkers that other maps do not. Whether you’re heading to your local national park,
Why are maps important? Maps have informed and guided humans for thousands of years, first appearing as simple sketches on clay tablets, cave walls and mammoth tusks, as a form of storytelling and a documentation of how we saw the world back then. Claudius Ptolemy, astronomer and astrologer, invented geography in the second century A.D.