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10:02 PM
February 6th, 2012
pugswithdrugs:

A map of Europe as a queen - printed by Sebastian Munster in 1570.
This is one of my favourites.


pugswithdrugs:

A map of Europe as a queen - printed by Sebastian Munster in 1570.

This is one of my favourites.

(via outofavalon-deactivated20131203)

10:00 PM
February 6th, 2012
absurdlakefront:

Babylonian Map of the World, 6th century BCE
The oldest known extant map of the world.


absurdlakefront:

Babylonian Map of the World, 6th century BCE

The oldest known extant map of the world.

12:50 AM
January 17th, 2012
geographer’s living room


geographer’s living room

12:58 AM
January 5th, 2012
retro geo style


retro geo style

(Source: kitschyliving, via kitschyliving)

1:12 AM
January 3rd, 2012
shortformblog:

What makes this U.S. map better than any other U.S. map? Attention to detail. The guy who designed it — a seasoned cartographer named David Imus — spent 6,000 hours of his own time building it. And according to other cartographers, it shows — from the shading to the typography on down. Neat.


shortformblog:

What makes this U.S. map better than any other U.S. map? Attention to detail. The guy who designed it — a seasoned cartographer named David Imus — spent 6,000 hours of his own time building it. And according to other cartographers, it shows — from the shading to the typography on down. Neat.

(via shortformblog)

3:52 AM
December 29th, 2011
recyclied maps as wallpaper


recyclied maps as wallpaper

(Source: hollyjgreenup)

3:51 AM
December 29th, 2011
oldflorida:

1893
(Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress)


oldflorida:

1893

(Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress)

8:29 PM
December 22nd, 2011
map notebooks…cool
itsjusttoobright:

Finally bought these for myself today.


map notebooks…cool

itsjusttoobright:

Finally bought these for myself today.

(Source: bakewellpie, via mapsandshhtuff)

8:24 AM
December 21st, 2011
maps-of-oceans-and-mountains:

Map Source: Luís Teixeira map of the Azores 1584
Roots. We have salt in our veins.


maps-of-oceans-and-mountains:

Map Source: Luís Teixeira map of the Azores 1584

Roots. We have salt in our veins.

8:23 AM
December 21st, 2011
sandmarg:

1922 Map of Fiji


sandmarg:

1922 Map of Fiji

11:48 PM
December 20th, 2011
geocrusader80:

Twitter Language Visualization Part 2: Southeast Asia. These language maps are visually awesome @PennOlson http://www.penn-olson.com/2011/11/07/twitter-asia-map/
“It shows all the languages being used on Twitter an a single, multi-colored world map. As you can see, there are very dense patches for Japanese, Korean, and Indonesia. In China, where Twitter remains blocked, there are small patches of activity. Thai is well represented too, as is Malay which is a little tough to see as the color is a little hard to distinguish from Indonesian. On the left India shows a lot of dark grey which is the color chosen for English. The country labels were added by us here at Penn Olson, and not by the original creator.” by Rick Martin


geocrusader80:

Twitter Language Visualization Part 2: Southeast Asia. These language maps are visually awesome @PennOlson http://www.penn-olson.com/2011/11/07/twitter-asia-map/

“It shows all the languages being used on Twitter an a single, multi-colored world map. As you can see, there are very dense patches for Japanese, Korean, and Indonesia. In China, where Twitter remains blocked, there are small patches of activity. Thai is well represented too, as is Malay which is a little tough to see as the color is a little hard to distinguish from Indonesian. On the left India shows a lot of dark grey which is the color chosen for English. The country labels were added by us here at Penn Olson, and not by the original creator.” by Rick Martin

(via fuckyeahcartography)

3:44 AM
December 20th, 2011
mapsandart:

From a cool article called Christmas and GIS by GIS Lounge.


mapsandart:

From a cool article called Christmas and GIS by GIS Lounge.

3:42 AM
December 20th, 2011
hurricanekt:

Large Brooklyn Neighborhood Map
For all of the Brooklynites Christmases and Hanukkahs! Pretty big full-color prints for about $25 on Etsy. Available framed and matted too- yes please! 


hurricanekt:

Large Brooklyn Neighborhood Map

For all of the Brooklynites Christmases and Hanukkahs! Pretty big full-color prints for about $25 on Etsy. Available framed and matted too- yes please! 

1:06 AM
December 19th, 2011
transitmaps:

U.S. Routes as Subway Map
The latest in my series of transit map-style diagrams - this time, of the U.S. Highway system. That’s U.S. Routes (like Route 66), not to be confused with the newer Interstate Highway system (I-5, I-20, etc.). Without a doubt, this is the most complex map of this type I have attempted - it’s needed three separate attempts over the course of more than a year to work this one out!As always, comments, suggestions and corrections are gratefully accepted. Read the full story about the project on my design blog here. Or head on over to Flickr, where you can view a nice big 4000px wide version of the map.Posters will almost certainly be forthcoming after the customary round of corrections and edits. Let me know if you are interested!


transitmaps:

U.S. Routes as Subway Map

The latest in my series of transit map-style diagrams - this time, of the U.S. Highway system. That’s U.S. Routes (like Route 66), not to be confused with the newer Interstate Highway system (I-5, I-20, etc.). Without a doubt, this is the most complex map of this type I have attempted - it’s needed three separate attempts over the course of more than a year to work this one out!

As always, comments, suggestions and corrections are gratefully accepted. Read the full story about the project on my design blog here. Or head on over to Flickr, where you can view a nice big 4000px wide version of the map.

Posters will almost certainly be forthcoming after the customary round of corrections and edits. Let me know if you are interested!