New World added to world map

Juan de la Cosa, a Spanish navigator and geographer, drew the first mapping of New World, showing Spanish discoveries. Continue reading

Modern treatise on geography

The Italian architect and mathematician Leon Battista Alberti wrote the modern treatise on geography circa 1440. Continue reading

Digital Chart of the World

The Digital Chart of the World was started in 1992 and released in 2006 was a cooperative effort between cartography organizations in Canada, United States, Australia and Great Britain. Continue reading

First Hospital to keep medical charts

In the 10th Century, a hospital opened in Baghdad (modern Iraq). Continue reading

Map of Antarctica now in HD

Up until fall of 1997, the Antarctica maps had been very featureless, let alone, no one new what exactly was under that thick ice that covered it all. Continue reading