As a commemoration of today, which is Columbus Day and celebrated in several countries, we will take you on a trip which is indeed a trip to nowhere - traps in maps. With these copyright traps deliberetely inserted by cartographers, the journey with these maps is actually what Christopher Columbus might have experienced. Have a look at places that are no more than just names in maps.
Beatosu and Goblu, Ohio
Agloe, New York
Argleton, West Lancashire, England
Sandy Island, New Caledonia
Autor: Eric Gaba (Sting – fr:Sting) – Own work ; Sources of data: Elevation: SRTM30 Plus; Shorelines: NGDC GSHHS and NGA Prototype Global Shoreline (public domain); International boundaries and reefs: NGDC World Data Bank II (public domain); VMap-0 (public domain); Additional references used: Names: IRD document, ZoNéCo document and maps; Volcanoes: IRD documents  and  and volcano.vu site; Île de Sable: SHOM anouncement., GFDL, Odkaz
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