I recently had a potentially-fun* idea for a presentation that I could perhaps give at the next Practical Cartography Day: how to pronounce cartographic words and names. Given how few of us there are, and how much we rely on written communication, there are some words that we might see and type out and understand, but which we aren't 100% certain how to say aloud, because we rarely hear them spoken. As an example, I've heard "Mollweide" pronounced about four different ways over the years, and I'm still not 100% certain how to say Erwin Raisz's last name.
I'd like to enlist the help of all of you out there to build a little guide. What are some words/names that you're uncertain about? Can you help give the correct pronunciation for the ones that other people find troublesome?
If there's enough interest and material, I'll pull something together and put it online, and maybe pitch it as a presentation at the next Practical Cartography Day.
Piri Reis map
The Piri Reis map dated 1513 and it is the first surviving map that shows the Americas. The Piri Reis map shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The northern coastline of Antarctica is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.
The Piri Reis map was made by a Turkish Admiral Piri Ibn Haji Mehmed. Reis means admiral. His passion was cartography