Topographic Map of Hungary

Topographic Map of Hungary

1287 X 928

‘Mmmmm, Pannonian Basin

The Pannonian Basin, or Carpathian Basin, is a large basin in Central Europe. The geomorphological term Pannonian Plain is more widely used for roughly the same region though with a somewhat different sense, with only the lowlands, the plain that remained when the Pliocene Epoch Pannonian Sea dried out. It is a geomorphological subsystem of the Alps-Himalaya system, specifically a sediment-filled back-arc basin which spread apart during the Miocene. Most of the plain consists of the Great Hungarian Plain (in the south and east, including the Eastern Slovak Lowland) and the Little Hungarian Plain (in the northwest), divided by the Transdanubian Mountains’

Topography of Kosovo

Topography of Kosovo

1800 x 1800

‘Pretty cool and makes some logical sense. The borders are pretty much the mountains surrounding a large valley with a few ingress/egress points. Not really arbitrary lines in the dirt’

‘I’m sure there is some geopolitical stuff I’m missing here but… Nice use of shadow against the white border’

‘Here have some popcorn 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿 It’s the best real time fighting match ever! Serbians Vs Albanians. Fight to the death’

Exaggerated Relief Map of Peru - by Richard Edes Harrison (1938)

Exaggerated Relief Map of Peru - by Richard Edes Harrison (1938)

5349 x 6860

‘Wonderful map. First thing I did was look for the Callejón de Hualias - the valley at the foot of Mt. Huascarán (22,000 ft). There was a tremendous avalanche in the 1960s when three million tons of ice and snow broke off the summit and rolled right down. Probably the best depiction of Peruvian Amazonia I’ve ever seen’–CountHonorius

Ethiopia relief map

Ethiopia relief map

6552 × 5312

‘Fun Fact: At an elevation of 2,355m above sea level (7,726ft), Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa is the highest elevated capital city outside of South America and the fourth most elevated in the entire world.

Eritrea’s Asmara is sixth in the entire world, at 2,325m (7,628ft) above sea level’–abu_doubleu

Polish topographic map of Bulgaria (1967)

Polish topographic map of Bulgaria (1967)

5263 × 3857

‘Very cool map, but raises a lot of historical questions. As in why does an American or British atlas use a Polish military map of Bulgaria in communist days, not an one one or local one. And also, why does it credit “sluzba topograficzna W.P.”, as in “Wojska Polskiego” so “topographical division (of the Polish Army)” when the the official term back than was the “Ludowe Wojsko Polskie” or LWP, translated as “Polish People’s Army”. Was that a stand against communism to use the old (now current again) acronym.’–JoseMikey