An atlas drawn in 1593, complete with mythical creatures, could fetch more than £500,000
User on photo sharing site imgur claimed strange creature was result of time-lapse photos put together
You can now add your favourite café, gym or park path to Google Maps, as the search engine giant today invited people to contribute to the service.
Tech giant Google has launched a new service offering panoramic views of the most beautiful spots in the Grand Canyon.
It is every explorer’s wish to discover unmapped territory – but few expect to undiscover territory that is already mapped. That is what happened to a team of Australian scientists who found themselves sailing through what appeared on charts as a large island during a research trip in the South Pacific.
Sleek, elegant lines; a classy metallic finish; a prohibitive price... it must be an Apple product!
Google street view goes underwater, snap crackle and tweet, the best picture ever, Canadian cheese smugglers, crazy like bananas
Robert Pattinson is to follow in the footsteps of great British actor Peter O'Toole, by playing Lawrence Of Arabia.
Europe's largest antiquarian map fair opens in London next week, providing a glimpse of the creative ways cartographers drew the landscape hundreds of years ago.
Massimo De Martini's face assumes a look of concentrated pleasure as he slips the delicate sheet of paper, 16in by 27in, from its protective plastic sleeve.
Cartography, in general, requires a degree of artistic licence. Drawing the shape and features of the Earth’s surface on a map is arguably less about creating an exact replica of it than about creating a useful tool by which to navigate it.
People's attachment to the familiar things in their own lives has, down the centuries, never been considered an important emotion or quality or ideal, up there with love and hate, or freedom and justice; it's never formed the basis of a philosophy. It's not only been taken for granted; it's hardly ever even been articulated. Yet it is clear that what we grow up with, our landscapes, our townscapes, our dialects, our customs, our sights, our sounds, our scents, even our foods, play an enormous part in forming us, and exert a powerful pull on our hearts all our lives; which is why, for example, people have hated to see old town centres, even ordinary ones, torn down and replaced with shopping malls, in the name of modernisation.
York has come top of the Google Street View awards after its historic lane 'The Shambles', a tiny cobbled street which lies in the shadow of the city's famous Minster and dates back to the fourteenth century, was voted Britain's most picturesque street.
The world’s biggest military aircraft graveyard, known as the ‘The Boneyard’, can now be seen in fantastic Google Earth satellite images which capture the strange and intricate patterns made by 2,600 acres of dilapidated planes.
If you like geography, are good on detail and have ace computer skills, you should consider a career as a cartographer
The Wild West, freshly sketched