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How the U.S. Maps the World’s Most Disputed Territories | WIRED

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. How the U.S. Maps the World’s Most Disputed Territories When the United States decides to recognize a new government, or an existing country changes its name, Leo Dillon and his team at the State Department spring into action. Found at http://www.wired.com/2014/01/state-department-maps/?cid=co17535794

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Tokelau: The World’s One True Online Superpower

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. This is a map of the online world. Each country is resized for the popularity of its domain name. Lots of weird stuff going on, but the eye is immediately drawn to the map’s greatest anomaly: Tokelau. That Pacific island nation is the online world’s only true superpower. Found… Read more »

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A cool retro map of USA song titles

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. This vintage-style map of the USA puts the titles of songs that mention place names onto their corresponding geographical spot. So, for example, the Beasties Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” is placed right on top of Brooklyn. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/11/10/a-cool-retro-map-of-usa-song-t.html

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Every fantasy map

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Wow, almost four years later and this thing just exploded. … To anyone asking for permission to use this for their own campaigns… Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/10/17/every-fantasy-map.html

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A Map of Every Building in America

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Most of the time, The New York Times asks you to read something. Today we are inviting you, simply, to look. On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States. Found at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/12/us/map-of-every-building-in-the-united-states.html

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Procedurally generated maps of medieval cities, suitable for RPGs

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The Medieval Fantasy City Generator; fill in a few options and press go, and voila! I have no idea how plausible these are, but they’re MUCH better than anything I ever came up with as a Dungeon Master. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/09/10/heroic-cartography.html

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OnlMaps on Twitter

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Orange Peel Map of Japan #map #maps Found at https://twitter.com/onlmaps/status/1030814088564068352

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Ancient Earth Globe: see what the world looked like from space in the age of the dinosaurs

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The Ancient Earth Globe is an interactive 3D globe that depics the Earth at various points in geological history from 750m years ago until now. Here it is 300m years ago. Late Carboniferous. Plants developed root systems that allowed them to grow larger and move inland. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/ancient-earth-globe-see-what.html

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Find the other side of the world from anywhere in the world

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Antipodr is a nifty little site that lets visitors learn what’s on the opposite side of the globe from any coordinate. For instance, Auckland, New Zealand is directly opposite Venta de Leche in southern Spain. Honolulu, Hawai’i is directly opposite Dekar in Botswana. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/find-the-other-side-of-the-wor.html

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If Google Maps says a place has a certain name, it now has that name

Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The East Cut is a neighborhood in San Francisco invented by a branding agency. Such things usually wither on the local-business bullshit vine, but thanks to Google Maps, it’s now the plain reality of that part of town. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/02/if-google-maps-says-a-place-ha.html

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    How the U.S. Maps the World’s Most Disputed Territories | WIRED

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. How the U.S. Maps the World’s Most Disputed Territories When the United States decides to recognize a new government, or an existing country changes its name, Leo Dillon and his team at the State Department spring into action. Found at http://www.wired.com/2014/01/state-department-maps/?cid=co17535794

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    Tokelau: The World’s One True Online Superpower

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. This is a map of the online world. Each country is resized for the popularity of its domain name. Lots of weird stuff going on, but the eye is immediately drawn to the map’s greatest anomaly: Tokelau. That Pacific island nation is the online world’s only true superpower. Found… Read more »

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    A cool retro map of USA song titles

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. This vintage-style map of the USA puts the titles of songs that mention place names onto their corresponding geographical spot. So, for example, the Beasties Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” is placed right on top of Brooklyn. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/11/10/a-cool-retro-map-of-usa-song-t.html

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    Every fantasy map

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Wow, almost four years later and this thing just exploded. … To anyone asking for permission to use this for their own campaigns… Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/10/17/every-fantasy-map.html

  • Maps

    A Map of Every Building in America

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Most of the time, The New York Times asks you to read something. Today we are inviting you, simply, to look. On this page you will find maps showing almost every building in the United States. Found at https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/12/us/map-of-every-building-in-the-united-states.html

  • Maps

    Procedurally generated maps of medieval cities, suitable for RPGs

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The Medieval Fantasy City Generator; fill in a few options and press go, and voila! I have no idea how plausible these are, but they’re MUCH better than anything I ever came up with as a Dungeon Master. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/09/10/heroic-cartography.html

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    OnlMaps on Twitter

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Orange Peel Map of Japan #map #maps Found at https://twitter.com/onlmaps/status/1030814088564068352

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    Ancient Earth Globe: see what the world looked like from space in the age of the dinosaurs

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The Ancient Earth Globe is an interactive 3D globe that depics the Earth at various points in geological history from 750m years ago until now. Here it is 300m years ago. Late Carboniferous. Plants developed root systems that allowed them to grow larger and move inland. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/ancient-earth-globe-see-what.html

  • Maps

    Find the other side of the world from anywhere in the world

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Antipodr is a nifty little site that lets visitors learn what’s on the opposite side of the globe from any coordinate. For instance, Auckland, New Zealand is directly opposite Venta de Leche in southern Spain. Honolulu, Hawai’i is directly opposite Dekar in Botswana. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/06/find-the-other-side-of-the-wor.html

  • Maps

    If Google Maps says a place has a certain name, it now has that name

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The East Cut is a neighborhood in San Francisco invented by a branding agency. Such things usually wither on the local-business bullshit vine, but thanks to Google Maps, it’s now the plain reality of that part of town. Found at https://boingboing.net/2018/08/02/if-google-maps-says-a-place-ha.html