A map is more than a geographical representation of a place. It is an image which mirrors a society's political, religious and cultural vision of itself. THE MAP MAKERS tells the story of maps through crucial events of world history as it explores major developments in map making. Beautiful location sequences and images of modern map making create a rich visual experience. Episode one looks at the first map that included America, which is now housed in the Library of Congress; episode two features the maps from Henry VIII's era, when cartographers were in huge demand; and episode three details the skills necessary and the dangers faced creating the maps for the critical D-Day invasion during World War II.
"Map Makers" airs on Mondays at 9:00 p.m. on channel 3.