Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, Ep. 3: Treacherous Water (Tales from the Black Sea Atlas)

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D/M/S is a conversation series that will leave you buzzing with curiosity about the intersection of mapmaking and history. In each episode we open a window onto the world of historical GIS work: from the puzzles to the solutions, from the patterns to the (often juicy) idiosyncrasies.

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History spills out where the river meets the sea.

Come get acquainted with the famous Atlas of the Black Sea of 1841 - a renowned set of charts used by the Russian, Ottoman, and British navies until the turn of the 20th century. Learn how mollusks, marshes, white water rafters, and ship captains established the framework of the region's maritime history.

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