Scottish isle from which Orwell warned of dystopia erased from map by technology

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    A great (and lengthy) read from The Atlantic, recommended to anyone who likes maps and cartography, or George Orwell, or tiny Scottish isles, particularly one called Jura. Oh, and/or the Google Maps system which caused it to disappear.

    A Lost Scottish Island, George Orwell, and the Future of Maps
    A 141 square-mile island vanished from Google Maps in early July, and the company
    has yet to restore it. What do mapping glitches mean for little-known places?

    much more at the link
     
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  3. Herding Cats

    Herding Cats New Member

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    I wonder if that happened to Avalon??

    LOLing at the irony of Orwell's island disappearing.

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  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Orwell's choice of Jura for a home was always an odd one. Plagued as he was most of his life with lung problems - not helped a bit by getting shot through the throat while fighting as a Republican in the Spanish Civil War - the windswept and rain-friendly Jura was not exactly an obvious choice.
     

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