Marvelously Modern Maps

MUSE May-June 2019. Discover why 2D maps are wrong (but useful), meet a cartographer, and follow a search-and-rescue team. Plus lots more to explore.

MUSE May-June 2019

This MUSE Magazine show young learners all the things we can use maps for, how they are created, who makes maps, how dolphins can help make maps, and also… why all maps are wrong! Don’t miss the May edition of MUSE Magazine—you’ll be lost with it.


Navigate your way through this MUSE Magazine and you’ll come out with a new appreciation for maps. While most of modern mankind now relies on GPS through their phones or other mobile devices, it all started with a simple map. A wrong map. But a simple map. Learn why maps are wrong, yet still invaluable, where our first mapping started (roughly 15,000 years ago), and how maps have served a number of purposes over time from finding lost children to tracking massive monsters. You and your kids will meet early map makers and see how we currently use technology—and dolphins—to take maps to a whole new level.


Enjoy features including:

  • All Maps Are Wrong by Evelyn Lamb
  • Picturing Our Planet by Alice Andre-Clark
  • Search-and-Rescue Kids by Jeanne Panek
  • Marie Tharp by Leanne Longwill
  • Making Maps… Dolphin Style by Chloe Nunn

Regular features include Parallel U, Muse Mail, Muse News, Hands-on, Photo Op, Science @ Work, Q&A, Do the Math, Your Tech, Contest, and Last Slice.