I really enjoyed looking at the uses for maps in this week’s information. In particular, The True Size of… was really cool I liked seeing how big various countries wee compared to each other and just how big Australia is, I wish that it worked on states in Australia or the equivalent in other countries as well. I got excited when I thought it would work until I realised it was only American states.
I also really thought the process of georectifying historical maps was clever, it is something that I had never thought about before. To be able to use historical maps with modern geospatial systems by distorting and aligning them to be functional opens up many possibilities it would be interesting to this with some of the earlier historic maps located at the New York Public Library and then use them to be able to show data relevant to the map and the world at the time.