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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2020 4:24 p.m. PST

"The reach of cartographers' ideas often far exceeds the grasp of the available technology. Animated maps—maps that move, change, and can be watched like a movie—are a great example. Starting in the 1940s, a few animated maps were hand-drawn, one frame at a time, for news reels to show current events. These maps were prohibitively expensive to produce. And, because they had to be seen in a movie theater and took months to complete, they were also difficult to distribute and out-of-date by the time they were shown…"
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