Men Pointing At Maps? Hell, Yeah. But Where Are The Women?

For general maps enthusiasm, there’s Fuck Yes Maps!, run by a boy and two girls who blog about maps because they’re awesome. No disagreement from me on that point.

Slightly more cartographically centred but similarly named is Fuck Yeah Cartography! that sets out to explore interesting representations of space. Apparently. There’s also Fuck Yeah Maps, not to be confused with the Yes variant mentioned earlier.

If maps and globals are more your thing, the aptly named Maps and Globes might appeal, which is curated by Emily who’s addicted to planar surfaces.

Tumblr also seems to be populated by blogs about people … doing … stuff. Think Stormtroopers Doing Things if you will. So it’s probably a logical extension to this that there’s now Men Pointing At Maps. No, really.


All of which is good for showing just how many carto-nerds and map-geeks there are out there on today’s Interwebs. But it does beg a question. Where are the women pointing at maps? Surely maps and pointing aren’t a purely patriachal occupation. Someone should start a rival about women pointing at maps. Someone probably will …

Written and posted from Starbucks, St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London; where the coffee is poor but the wifi is fast (51.510509, -0.127062)

Written by Gary

A self-professed map addict, Gary has worked in the mapping and location space for over 20 years through a combination of luck and occasional good judgement. Gary is co-founder of Malstow Geospatial, which provides handmade, professional geospatial consulting. A Fellow of the RGS, he tweets about maps, writes about them...
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