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New Zealand’s so sick of being left off maps they’ve launched an entire ad campaign

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. New Zealand is continually omitted from maps of the world. Seriously, there’s an entire Reddit thread highlighting examples of the country being completely wiped from global existence.  Found at https://mashable.com/2018/05/01/get-new-zealand-on-the-map/

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A new map of Great Britain.

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “A new map of Great Britain.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1736. https://ift.tt/2HTr3Yo Found at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5230-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The first printed map of the world will be auctioned for up to £60,000 this month

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Nowadays most of us resort to our smartphones and Google Maps to help navigate us around unfamiliar places. But things were a little different for some of the world’s first explorers who used printed maps and atlases to guide them. Found at https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/a20115850/sothebys-auction-ancient-maps/

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A geographically correct map of the state of Texas

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Title A geographically correct map of the state of Texas Additional title: Texas, the empire state of the great southwest Names Texas & Pacific Railway (Publisher) Collection Dates / Origin Date Issued: 1876 (Inferred) Place: Marshall, TX Publisher: Texas and Pacific Railway Company Library loc Found at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c49dc40-d2fe-0135-b8cb-45b777ad6911

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How many Switzerlands fits in Brazil [1100×1100]

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. There’s 142 Switzerlands there, since no one put the number in the comments. And, since Switzerland’s area is 41,285 km 2 and Brazil’s 8,515,767 km2, it’s actually a little over 206 times larger. Found at https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/8ee90c/how_many_switzerlands_fits_in_brazil_1100x1100/

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Mapping Antwerp’s Last ‘Invisible Route’

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Late last year, Maarten Inghels of Antwerp, Belgium, was reading the paper when a news story caught his attention. Yet another camera system was about to be installed in the city, he read. Not only that, this particular system was smart, an active rather than passive watcher. Found at… Read more »

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Map of how England and Wales is aging

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Outside the big cities, England and Wales is aging. From Plumplot: In 2002, 40% of the population was over 44 years old. Fourteen years later it was 43.5%. The share almost equaled to the population below 35, which was 43.7%. Life expectancy also increased. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/04/16/map-of-how-england-and-wales-i.html

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Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia’s cities really stack up

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. With five cities in the top 20 of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global liveability survey, Australia boasts some of the most attractive urban environments in the world. Found at https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/10/too-many-cars-too-few-supermarkets-how-australias-cities-really-stack-up-liveable

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Worst of OSM

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. As you know, Eastern Finland has a lot of forests. Found at http://worstofosm.tumblr.com/?og=1

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Didcot signs point to Narnia, Gotham City and Middle Earth

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Fictional worlds such as Narnia, Gotham City and Neverland have mysteriously appeared on road signs in Oxfordshire. The roundabout signs in Didcot – described as England’s most normal town – also direct drivers to Middle Earth and Emerald City. Found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43459598

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    New Zealand’s so sick of being left off maps they’ve launched an entire ad campaign

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. New Zealand is continually omitted from maps of the world. Seriously, there’s an entire Reddit thread highlighting examples of the country being completely wiped from global existence.  Found at https://mashable.com/2018/05/01/get-new-zealand-on-the-map/

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    A new map of Great Britain.

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. “A new map of Great Britain.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1736. https://ift.tt/2HTr3Yo Found at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-5230-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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    The first printed map of the world will be auctioned for up to £60,000 this month

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Nowadays most of us resort to our smartphones and Google Maps to help navigate us around unfamiliar places. But things were a little different for some of the world’s first explorers who used printed maps and atlases to guide them. Found at https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/lifestyle/a20115850/sothebys-auction-ancient-maps/

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    A geographically correct map of the state of Texas

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Title A geographically correct map of the state of Texas Additional title: Texas, the empire state of the great southwest Names Texas & Pacific Railway (Publisher) Collection Dates / Origin Date Issued: 1876 (Inferred) Place: Marshall, TX Publisher: Texas and Pacific Railway Company Library loc Found at https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/7c49dc40-d2fe-0135-b8cb-45b777ad6911

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    How many Switzerlands fits in Brazil [1100×1100]

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. There’s 142 Switzerlands there, since no one put the number in the comments. And, since Switzerland’s area is 41,285 km 2 and Brazil’s 8,515,767 km2, it’s actually a little over 206 times larger. Found at https://www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/8ee90c/how_many_switzerlands_fits_in_brazil_1100x1100/

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    Mapping Antwerp’s Last ‘Invisible Route’

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Late last year, Maarten Inghels of Antwerp, Belgium, was reading the paper when a news story caught his attention. Yet another camera system was about to be installed in the city, he read. Not only that, this particular system was smart, an active rather than passive watcher. Found at… Read more »

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    Map of how England and Wales is aging

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Outside the big cities, England and Wales is aging. From Plumplot: In 2002, 40% of the population was over 44 years old. Fourteen years later it was 43.5%. The share almost equaled to the population below 35, which was 43.7%. Life expectancy also increased. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/04/16/map-of-how-england-and-wales-i.html

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    Too many cars, too few supermarkets: how Australia’s cities really stack up

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. With five cities in the top 20 of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global liveability survey, Australia boasts some of the most attractive urban environments in the world. Found at https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/apr/10/too-many-cars-too-few-supermarkets-how-australias-cities-really-stack-up-liveable

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    Worst of OSM

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. As you know, Eastern Finland has a lot of forests. Found at http://worstofosm.tumblr.com/?og=1

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    Didcot signs point to Narnia, Gotham City and Middle Earth

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Fictional worlds such as Narnia, Gotham City and Neverland have mysteriously appeared on road signs in Oxfordshire. The roundabout signs in Didcot – described as England’s most normal town – also direct drivers to Middle Earth and Emerald City. Found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-43459598