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A Battle of Maps

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Want to understand the modern world and its burning issues, the balance of powers between the major players, the role of the emerging economies and the risks to come? The ‘Battle of Maps’ app will provide the answers you’re looking for. You’re French, British, German, American, Turkish, Chinese, Indian, Brazilian, Russian, Japanese or Korean and you’d like to see where you stand on the current map of the world? Consult this app. Want to take stock of the situation in the Arctic, food security in Africa, the climate crisis, conflicts, border issues and other global questions? Consult this app.
World citizens must be able to read a map to know where they stand.

Application available in French and English

Two prestigious authors:

Michel Foucher is a geographer and diplomat, an essayist and a great traveller. He is Director of Studies and Research at the Institute for Higher National Defence Studies (since 2010) and Professor of applied geopolitics at Ecole Normale Supérieure (graduate school for advanced studies, Paris) (since 2007). He served as the French Ambassador to Latvia (2002-2006), adviser to the French Foreign Minister (1997-2002), head of the Policy Planning Staff of the Foreign Ministry (1999-2002) and special envoy to the Balkans and the Caucasus (1999). He was then Ambassador at large for European Issues (2007). He is also advisor the African Union Commission.
He is co-editor of the Schuman Report on the State of the European Union (6th edition in 2012 at Lignes de repères and 3rd edition in English with Springer, Berlin).

Pascal Orcier is a cartographer. Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure of Lyon, he holds a PhD in Geography. He is a teaching assistant at the University of Lyon 3 Jean Moulin. He has published an atlas entitled La Lettonie en Europe (Latvia in Europe, Zvaigzne ABC/Belin, 2005) and is a contributor to other publications about the EU.

- 74 interactive geopolitical maps
- Over 50 maps and historical illustrations with a powerful zoom effect
- Index of contents by keyword
- Function to search the entire application (text, illustrations, maps)
- Simple, intuitive interface
- Content regularly updated via the ‘maps of the month’

Reading the chapters
- Browsing between chapters
- Adding bookmarks
- Choosing font size
- Searching the text

Interactive maps
- Highlighting a key
You can highlight one element in a key by clicking on the ‘Highlight’ button.
- Displaying a localized comment
Some maps have commentary bubbles that can be revealed by clicking on the ‘Comment’ button.
- Zooming
Every interactive map has a zoom function that magnifies it up to four times.

Searching the whole application
You can search for one or more keywords in the entire contents of A Battle of Maps. The search results are listed by type of content: chapters, interactive maps, illustrations, ‘Map of the Month’ and ‘Footnotes’.

Map of the month
Each month Michel Foucher will offer some new geopolitical analysis in the form of an interactive map and an accompanying text.
You can download this analysis from the list of ‘Maps of the Month’ via the AppStore and read them at your leisure.