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maptitude1:

This map shows the town of Agloe, New York, which was first put on maps in the 1930s as a fake place name so that cartographers could see when their work was being plagiarized. Their plan backfired, though, when someone living in the area opened an Agloe General Store after seeing the name on a map, and their cartographic fiction became a reality. Read more here.

A CONSPIRACY OF CARTOGRAPHERS

maptitude1:

This map shows the town of Agloe, New York, which was first put on maps in the 1930s as a fake place name so that cartographers could see when their work was being plagiarized. Their plan backfired, though, when someone living in the area opened an Agloe General Store after seeing the name on a map, and their cartographic fiction became a reality. Read more here.

A CONSPIRACY OF CARTOGRAPHERS

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Letterpressed Typographic World Map. Source.

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The United States of Cities.  Source.

The data was compiled during the month of July 2010 from several million commuters who communicated via cell phone; the colored dots represent the commuters’ home locations, while the rings and their intensity represent the number of commuters traveling. The resulting map shows a breaking down of the traditional idea of a nation of states, and, instead, an ever-expanding urban sprawl that pushes the limits of our respective cities. This is a version of America that’s not based upon politics, or history, but one that’s constantly moving.

The United States of Cities.  Source.

The data was compiled during the month of July 2010 from several million commuters who communicated via cell phone; the colored dots represent the commuters’ home locations, while the rings and their intensity represent the number of commuters traveling. The resulting map shows a breaking down of the traditional idea of a nation of states, and, instead, an ever-expanding urban sprawl that pushes the limits of our respective cities. This is a version of America that’s not based upon politics, or history, but one that’s constantly moving.



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American Migration - an Interactive Map by Forbes.
This is pretty neat - as an American who migrated in 2011, it’s kind of fun to see where I fall in the statistics of this thing.  Check out Wayne County (Detroit) in Michigan for an example of a shit-ton of red, or Manhattan for a shit-ton of blue.

American Migration - an Interactive Map by Forbes.

This is pretty neat - as an American who migrated in 2011, it’s kind of fun to see where I fall in the statistics of this thing.  Check out Wayne County (Detroit) in Michigan for an example of a shit-ton of red, or Manhattan for a shit-ton of blue.

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crookedindifference:

GOOD: Tracing historic wanderlust, from Magellan to Kerouac
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earlyfrost:

Places I Haven’t Been (North America), 2011 by Evan Drolet Cook (via nevver)

earlyfrost:

Places I Haven’t Been (North America), 2011
by Evan Drolet Cook (via nevver)

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tess-durbeyfield:

A map of literary Britain.

CS Lewis is Irish.  CS LEWIS IS IRISH.  HOW.  DID I NEVER.  I JUST.  OKAY THEN.

tess-durbeyfield:

A map of literary Britain.

CS Lewis is Irish.  CS LEWIS IS IRISH.  HOW.  DID I NEVER.  I JUST.  OKAY THEN.

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baranduin:

eatsleepdraw:

The Fantasy World Map  Finally! I’ve charted the very first accurate map of the entire fantasy world.  Nerds will rejoice! …Or become enraged!

1) Whoville belongs on a snowflake, damnit.
2) LMAO LMAO OH MY GOD LMAO MOOMIN VALLEY IS JUST SOUTH OF MORDOR. I DIE.

So many omissions, so many inclusions.  I am delighted by Dinotopia, personally, after having spent one summer afternoon using the dinosaur alphabet to decode every sign in the entire friggin book.  
Also, Florin.  Natch.

baranduin:

eatsleepdraw:

The Fantasy World Map
Finally! I’ve charted the very first accurate map of the entire fantasy world. Nerds will rejoice! …Or become enraged!

1) Whoville belongs on a snowflake, damnit.

2) LMAO LMAO OH MY GOD LMAO MOOMIN VALLEY IS JUST SOUTH OF MORDOR. I DIE.

So many omissions, so many inclusions.  I am delighted by Dinotopia, personally, after having spent one summer afternoon using the dinosaur alphabet to decode every sign in the entire friggin book.  

Also, Florin.  Natch.

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tumbledublin:

act-calm-roman:

Lost in Dublin?
These two gorgeous maps (here and here) of Dublin’s transport routes can help.

Combination bus, train, and Luas maps for Dublin city centre and the entirety of Dublin, done as a schematic diagram, like the London Underground transit map

I want the second one as a wallpaper in my bedroom or something.

tumbledublin:

act-calm-roman:

Lost in Dublin?

These two gorgeous maps (here and here) of Dublin’s transport routes can help.

Combination bus, train, and Luas maps for Dublin city centre and the entirety of Dublin, done as a schematic diagram, like the London Underground transit map

I want the second one as a wallpaper in my bedroom or something.