Tactile visualisations: inuit wood maps

Ran across this, talk about getting the “feel” of something:

I recall reading about how the Inuit People of Greenland could draw accurate maps of the coast from memory but I had never heard of tactile maps

From Wikipedia

Ammassalik wooden maps - Wikipedia

I was thinking about something similar a while ago watching thunderstorms forming in the mountains west of here only to dissipate (not always) before they reach our location. It occurred to me that the weather radar app on the phone doesn’t provide good “feel” as to the effect of the geography.

3 Likes