On cartography, geopolitics and meaning.

Juan R. Fajardo fajardos at SPAMix.netcom.com
Mon May 15 20:53:06 MDT 2000


> I've seen ads for non-eurocentric, non-imperialist maps. Anyone know
> what these look like?
>
> Sam


The ones I've seen avoid Eurocentrism or, more specifically, N.
Americocentrism, by placing other continents at the center of the map;
in some instances its the Pacific Ocean, in others its South America or
Africa.  Other devices include using the Peters Projection instead of
Mercator Projection, or even simply printing the map "upsidedown", with
the north at the bottom and the south at the top.

- juan





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