February 26, 2003

Let There Be Light

Yet another map in my cartographic longing for perspective on this increasingly well-lit planet that grows darker by the day. The entire Earth at night is visible in this image. Sometime, I want to sit down with my Hammond World Atlas and match the bright strips and spots to unknown cities, coastlines, river valleys and other landforms. Walty Mitty, the world traveler, flies over the planet at night. You come too!

Posted by fred1st at February 26, 2003 05:41 AM | TrackBack

Thanks for reminding me about this site, Fred. The other great map site is at University of Texas at Austin: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
On the main page, the thoughtful librarians put links to maps that illuminate the hotspots and political conundrums of the day.

Posted by: travelertrish at February 28, 2003 04:36 PM

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