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Recently went live: A central repository of maps held by institutions across the globe. Over 60,000 maps. oldmapsonline.org

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This is one is better, more planes show up.

http://www.flightradar24.com/
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I wonder if someone ever told the originator of the map that he's guilty of immapancy as well by including the USA but not Alaska.
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Ethnic map of Europe from 1896
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Flyin Ryan wrote:
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I wonder if someone ever told the originator of the map that he's guilty of immapancy as well by including the USA but not Alaska.


No Hawaii either, the bastard!
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Hippopotamarse wrote:
Flyin Ryan wrote:
Mr. White wrote:Image


I wonder if someone ever told the originator of the map that he's guilty of immapancy as well by including the USA but not Alaska.


No Hawaii either, the bastard!


Cheeky bastard has Ireland falling out of the UK's flange
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Thanks for reviving this thread, I love this stuff.
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Im building 3d terrain models of mine sites and the surrounds at the moment. While there strictly not maps some of the them span for over 50km.

The resolution is pretty awesome, its all made using lidar data.
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Great thread!
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I was about to say the same, awesome thread!.

Here you have a link a navigate through from time to time, is a collection of maps.

http://www.davidrumsey.com
Part of the synchronological chart of universal history.
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Mr. White wrote:Image


Immappancy or whatever the hell the neologism is deserves its own category...
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julian wrote:I was about to say the same, awesome thread!.

Here you have a link a navigate through from time to time, is a collection of maps.

http://www.davidrumsey.com
Part of the synchronological chart of universal history.
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That looks pretty cool,good to see history that is not totally Eurocentric and shows what was happening globally,will peruse it in the morning when I haven't a bottle of wine in me
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"This monster of a land, this mightiest of nations, this spawn of the future, turns out to be the macrocosm of microcosm me." ~ John Steinbeck
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Language of the Land: Journeys into Literary America: The inspiration for this exhibition was the Library of Congress's collection of literary maps--maps that acknowledge the contributions of authors to a specific state or region as well as those that depict the geographical locations in works of fiction or fantasy. Throughout the exhibition, these colorful and varied maps reflect the contributions of authors to specific states or regions and locate their imagined people and places. Through these maps, authors' words, images, and characters, Language of the Land presents a tapestry of the impressions that endure in our collective imagination of the American land and its culture.

The Booklover's Map of the United States, Being a Literary Map of the United States, A Pictorial Chart of American Literature, Map of American Literature, Showing Points of Interest With Backgrounds and Facts That Influenced American Writers, Black Writers for Young America, The Beat Generation Map of America, A Literary Map of Arkansas, A Literary Map of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Modern Mississippi Writers: A Map of Literary Mississippi, A Literary Map of Indiana, Historical and Literary Map of Iowa, Nebraska Centennial Literary Map and Guide to Nebraska Authors, A Literary Map of Ohio, Wyoming Literary Map, The Literary Map of Los Angeles, & many more.


My personal favourite: The John Steinbeck Map of America features popular images from Steinbeck's novels such as Tortilla Flat (1935), The Grapes of Wrath (1939), and The Pearl (1947).

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this either a wind map or the US covered in hair...

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Akkerman wrote:Image


With or without the African nations ?
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The David Rumsey Map Collection presents 19th-century maps, drawn by children. Relics of an approach to the teaching of geography through the copying of existing maps and atlases, many of these maps are stunning in their detail and elegance--though not always in their accuracy. Also, I'll be damned if one of the teachers mentioned didn't create something that looks an awful lot like an infographic.

http://www.metafilter.com/114427/19th-C ... y-Children
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Jonathan Roberts does Fantastic Maps. Whether you're looking for tutorials for tabletop RPG mapmaking, or just want to check out the designs of a professional fantasy cartographer, the only place to go is Fantastic Maps. And if you're a GRR Martin fan, you'll soon be more familiar with Roberts' name, since he has been picked to do the cartography for the October 2012 atlas of the lands of A Song of Ice and Fire.


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in the spirit of Dozy's recently-revealed coprophilia...

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http://io9.com/5899754/a-1793-map-of-en ... ary-france
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From the old forum, but a goodie. Worth having the sound on. Time lapse map of all the nuclear bombs & tests

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xj2u5h ... o_creation
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Similar to the Air Traffic, but for Maritime.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Great thread :thumbup:
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ADENS wrote:Similar to the Air Traffic, but for Maritime.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Great thread :thumbup:


That is a great map
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lilyw wrote:
ADENS wrote:Similar to the Air Traffic, but for Maritime.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Great thread :thumbup:


That is a great map

On 2nd thoughts - that is a stunning map.
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ADENS wrote:Similar to the Air Traffic, but for Maritime.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Great thread :thumbup:


Excellent :thumbup:
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lakes and oceans infographic
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http://www.xkcd.com/1040/
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ID2 wrote:Ethnic map of Europe from 1896
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Well that' settled the whole Cornwall thing.
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ADENS wrote:Similar to the Air Traffic, but for Maritime.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Great thread :thumbup:


Superb

So which ones are the pirates?
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theo wrote:
ADENS wrote:Similar to the Air Traffic, but for Maritime.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Great thread :thumbup:


Superb

So which ones are the pirates?


Which one is Mitty/Globus? :o
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''Well that' settled the whole Cornwall thing.''
http://euroheritage.net/europeanethnicmap.jpg :nod:
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"The U.S. Geological Survey has just released more than 161,000 digitally scanned historical maps spanning in excess of 130 years and covering the lower 48 states. This Historical Topographic Map Collection provides a comprehensive repository of the landscape of our Nation..."


http://www.metafilter.com/115115/The-National-Map-US
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Didn't work.
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This animation by Globaïa shows the incredibly numerous road networks, shipping lanes, and flight paths that encircle Earth. The animation is part of the Welcome to the Anthropocene project, an educational web portal focused on humanity’s increasing impact on Earth. There’s also a narrated version of the animation which provides some historical context.


http://laughingsquid.com/astonishing-an ... g+Squid%29
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Coogworld...

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