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Spark | Dec 9, 2012 | 54:00

Scouts, Apps, and Maps

(Spark 199): Aaron Brindle on mapping the Canadian Arctic. Jerry Brotton on his book A History of the World in Twelve Maps. Jon Kalish on scout troops for the digital age. Michelle Parise in defense of paper maps. Andrew Turner on the future of maps.

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