Bookmarked How early Australian settlers drew maps to erase Indigenous people and push ideas of colonial superiority (

So the next time you find yourself in front of a historic map, make sure you ask what details have been included, which have been excluded and β€” most importantly β€” why?

Imogen Wegman discusses the way in which early maps of Australia portrayed Australia in a particular manner. This reminds me Simon Ryan’s book The Cartographic Eye. Although she suggests we need to be critical of old maps, I wonder about modern maps and what is included and/or excluded or does the advent of satellite imagery and so forth provide an exact science?