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History of penalties for distributing maps?

I've heard stories from time to time about stiff penalties for distributing maps of cities, because in times of war, the enemy could use them as intelligence. Obviously, not contemporary stories, now that most everything is mapped a million different ways. I've heard it was true for Japan in WW2, but don't know. [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Mar 26, 2014 - 5 answers

An urbanist travels to London

What urbanist/transit/maps/architecture/local history-related attractions should I hit up in London? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Dec 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Maps in novels?

Researchfilter: Can you think of a old example in which a map of the city is used for navigation within a European/American novel? For example, a character walking on the street would pull out a map to study their destination, or such. [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Nov 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Where is a good U.S. map showing the nation in 1865?

Where is a good online map depicting the U.S. as it appeared in 1865? I'm particularly interested in the topography of the Midwest and West. Thanks!
posted by jackypaper on Aug 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Educational Wall Chart

Can you help me find a great educational wall chart to put on our living room wall? [more inside]
posted by davar on May 23, 2007 - 29 answers

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