A few weeks ago I’ve stumbled upon a Twitter account called @PolGeonow which drew my attention by posting a map about the rebel advance in Central African Republic. Visiting the website http://www.polgeonow.com I was really stunned by the maps it offers. Good maps on which, for instance, marked areas that are controlled by a certain actor are made clear. Every change that occurs is marked on the maps and PolGeoNow always gives a clear explanation and back ground story of the events that have happened, making the maps easy to read and making it possible to get a clear view of the whole picture.
Being active since 2011, PolGeoNow has build up a pretty big database of mapped political events. I really would like to recommend the site to everyone that is interested in the changes that political events have on maps or who wants to follow the course of a conflict on a map. A lot of conflicts or political events (the recognition of Kosovo for instance) are mapped.
It might looks like I have a personal interest in “putting PolGeoNow on the map”, but this is not the case. I’m just really enthusiastic about the project because I really like maps a lot myself and I think I’ll be using some of the maps they offer myself when they accommodate my needs for a geography back up of my blogs.
A few examples of maps by PolGeoNow: