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Clare Herbert
Development Consultant (Kildare, Ireland)

I am a development consultant and educator, blogger and writer. My background is in communications, non-profit management and political work. My interest in international development bred from a period spent working in Zambia in 2007. Please take a look at my website clareherbert.com, for more biographical information, or feel free to contact me for more information.

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Maps Matter

Published 04th April 2010 - 6 comments - 1871 views -

Following on from Andy Lee's post on maps and development, I thought I'd post a clip from one of my favourite shows, The West Wing. It explains why maps matter to development, and is very funny too. I recently switched all my Maps to the Peter's Projection and really recommend it. Happy Easter to all.


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  • Andy Yee on 04th April 2010:

    Very interesting clip. On an unrelated note, some people in Taiwan proposed redrawing the map of East Asia (http://thunderfury.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/1.jpg), so Taiwan is in the centre, rather than appearing on the margin of mainland China.


  • Hanna Clarys on 05th April 2010:

    Wow, I never thought about that! But if it is true, than everything is wrong… It’s scary. Thanks for posting this!


  • Clare Herbert on 05th April 2010:

    Glad you guys enjoyed it.


  • Hussam Hussein on 21st April 2010:

    Clare! I love it! Everything makes sense, straight to the point, and interesting! Very interesting the final part, with the bottom-top discussion and the new point of view, putting the north and the sounth in the other way round! Wicked!


  • Clare Herbert on 21st April 2010:

    Glad you enjoyed it Hussam!


  • Giedre Steikunaite on 29th April 2010:

    Clare, when I saw this I remembered your post on Peter’s projection: http://www.worldmapper.org/index.html

    I also have a Peter’s map and it all suddenly makes sense somehow!


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