|Professor Peter Vujakovic with the Times Atlas. |
Image Courtesy of Phys.org.
Holly Finch, of Phys.org, has written a thought provoking article about the importance of recognizing that maps are created with a bias; just like all other primary source material.
Primary sources are: " a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. These sources were present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event.".
"Many people would believe that a map is predominantly to determine a location or to assist with directions. But would you look at a map and notice how the colour, layout and decoration can, in some cases, be chosen, to 'subvert and propagate alternative world-views'?"