I’m currently working on a photographic research project on the subject of fictitious entries in cartography.
More specifically, I’m looking to identify maps or geocode containing fictitious streets, towns or areas designed to protect the intellectual property of their authors (trap streets, paper towns, etc.). This was a common practice at one time to protect the intellectual property of cartographers.
Are you aware of any such documents in archives or code? Do you know the best way to proceed with my research / who I could contact? Do you know of a record / history of errors or “unmatched” data? I found this map compare tool, but without a database of recorded errors I find it difficult to navigate.
I would really appreciate any advice or recommendation on this
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