Monthly Archives: October 2013

History of Uttar Pradesh State,India

  In ancient times, Uttar Pradesh was known as the Madhya Desh. Being on the route of invaders from north-west and forming part of the rich fertile plain between Delhi and Patna, its history is closely linked to the history … Continue reading

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GIS Class Maps #11 & #12

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What Are Borders? (1/2)

Originally posted on Pick-Me-Up Tonic:
Limits between territories are not the exclusivity of human beings, as most animals do have territorial behaviours. However, political frontiers are what makes us different. Political borders reflect the evolution of populations, identities, cultures and…

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The Hidden Meanings of Maps (1/2)

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By showing the territories from above, the cartographer takes an artificial “objective” point of view. He/she stops being just a “regular inhabitant” who lives in the world to become an observer, as well as a…

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