Origami Maps

Caitlin Dempsey


Origami seems to be a theme of the moment. First Google made the odd statement that “Mapping has come a long way from the origami paper creations of the past” as part of their KML news release. Now a court case is the battleground between two mapping companies fighting over the rights to origami techniques for map folding. GeoCenter, which produces Berlitz maps and Compass Maps are battling out in court over who owns the rights to this particular method of folding maps.

In case you want to thumb your nose at the spatial justice system, here are some instructions to creating your own uniquely folded maps:

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Caitlin Dempsey
Caitlin Dempsey is the editor of Geography Realm and holds a master's degree in Geography from UCLA as well as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from SJSU.

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