The Patch

April 4, 2007

Hooray, Maps!

Filed under: Miscellany — freshlysqueezedcynic @ 7:18 pm

I just found this fantastic blog – Strange Maps. Essentially it does exactly what it says on the tin – it finds maps that are slightly strange, maybe they’re old, overdecorated, fantasy, or provide demographic information on something, or just a doodle of something important. The person who runs it provides context for the maps shown, and they’re just wonderful, an array of maps showing hundreds (well, 98 at last count) of different things. I swear you’ll find at least something that passes your interest.

My personal favourite so far is the Evolution Teaching Standards in America map, because at some point, we all like to feel a little superior to the Americans. It’s closely followed by Lewis Carroll’s Ocean Chart.


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