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National Geographic Found
"On stick-charts, the sticks represent wave patterns and shells mark the atolls. Marshall Islands, Micronesia, May 1967."
micronesia  maps  mapping  stickcharts  marshallislands  1967  geography  cartography  navigation 
april 2015 by robertogreco
Polynesian Stick Charts
The Nonist on stickcharts:

"The Polynesians, scattered as they were over 1,000 islands across the central and southern Pacific Ocean, were master navigators who tracked their way over a huge expanses of ocean without any of the complex mechanical aids we associate with sea fairing. They didn’t have the astrolabe or the sextant, the compass or the chronometer. They did however have aids of a sort, which though seemingly humble, were in fact the repositories of an extremely complex kind of knowledge. Called Rebbelibs, Medos. and Mattangs, today we call them simply “Stick Charts.”

There are three kinds of stick charts. …"
marshallislands  micronesia  nonist  mapping  oceanography  geometry  history  maps  geography  cartography  stickcharts 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Stick Charts
"Like the carved wooden map from Greenland stick charts reflect a different perception of the world. They are made with sticks with shells to represent islands. The straight sticks are a framework. Curved sticks indicate ocean swells curving from contact
navigation  wayfinding  marshallislands  charts  maps  mapping  gvlo  stickcharts 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Micronesian Stick Charts
"constructed by palm ribs bound by coconut fibre with shells used to represent the islands. These stick charts are not charts in the western sense but are instructional and mnemonic devices concerned with swell patterns. They are not an essential navigati
navigation  wayfinding  marshallislands  charts  maps  mapping  glvo  stickcharts 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Marshall Islands stick chart - Wikipedia
"Marshall Islands stick charts were made and used by the Marshallese to navigate the Pacific Ocean by canoe off the coast of the Marshall Islands."
navigation  wayfinding  charts  maps  mapping  glvo  marshallislands  stickcharts 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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