Sunday, August 24, 2008


Mapping History of Tibet

Probably the most dramatic mapping history ever.

Notice the Xanadu hotspot to the left? For many people that was part of the motivation for exploring and therefore mapping of this remote area on the roof of the world. Another reason was purely political during the Great Game where Britain, Russia and China sort of "met" in Tibet. Only the Tibetans weren't willing to participate in that game and made it really, really difficult to get in there. I love this story - a true thriller of a mapping history.

I have had my hands in the water of the three biggest lakes in Tibet. It's is true and it is fantastic. :-)

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