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Latest Blog Articles
Hike Vayots Dzor: New Trails, Ancient Trails, and Navigating Off-Trail with Armenia’s Newest Topo Map
This is a guest post by Alessandro Mambelli, Director & Co-Founder of our longtime partner Cartisan. Cartisan has been working to create the Caucasus’ first high-quality topographic hiking maps since 2018, and they just released their new map of the Vayots Dzor region– which we just took out on the trails for the first time.Ale […]
Ah, the old adage: “A good map is hard to find.” (No? Just us?) It’s particularly true in the Caucasus, where we’ve mainly resorted to satellite imagery and combing through old scans of Soviet military maps to figure out potential new routes. So we count ourselves very lucky to have smart friends like the people at […]
Like everyone, we’ve been working to adapt and reprioritize lately. With unprecedented global travel restrictions in place and most of our annual fundraisers cancelled, we’ve developed new– but still ambitious– summer plans. In short: the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible to run our international summer programs this year, but we’re not going to let […]
Are you curious about the data that feeds your navigation apps? Want to contribute to an open-source mapping project improving the data on remote regions for the public good? Have way too much time to fill on your couch right now? Come join the TCT team on Saturday, May 16 for an introduction to virtual […]
Well, now that it’s the start of May, it’s clear that the COVID-19 pandemic will require us to dramatically change our plans for the summer. But even though the current situation has made our programs involving international travel and exchange impossible, we aren’t going to let that stop us from working to create real-life connections […]