SYSK Selects: How Maps Work

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In this week's SYSK Select episode, yes, your brain may have just flash-dried from boredom at the thought of learning about maps, but it turns out they are a lot more than just tools for navigation. Maps are two-dimensional representations of how we imagine our world, with imagine being the operative word since every map in existence is riddled with errors.

Topics in this Podcast: Stuff You Should Know, Chuck, cartography, maps, josh, howstuffworks