Who Invented the Map?

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Maps have been around for thousands of years; a clay tablet depicting an area of ancient Babylon that was dated to 6200BC used to be regarded as the earliest known map until a cave painting in Turkey that was dated back to 6297BC was discovered at a site near Ankara, Turkey. Mercator is considered the inventor of the modern map, though. You can find more information here: http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/Ancient%20Web%20Pages/100mono.html
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Gerardus Mercator invented the Mercator projection in 1569. This became the standard map and is what we base our current maps on. This map had lines of longitude on it for navigation uses.
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