[ mukeshbalani.com ] The battle for territory in digital cartography

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The battle for territory in digital cartography

IN THE 1940s Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentine writer, wrote a short story about mapping. It imagines an empire which surveys itself in such exhaustive detail that when unfolded, the perfectly complete 1:1 paper map covers the entire kingdom.