Posts Tagged: map

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    Re-imagining The London Tube Map With Curves And Circles

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    Another day, another map and another #mapgasm post. Actually another 2 maps, both of which are by Max Roberts and both of which have appeared on Annie Mole’s Going Underground blog. Continuing my fascination with the map of the London Underground, which I may have posted about before, Max has been wondering what the Tube… Read more »

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    The Greenland Problem And Playing With Mercator’s Map

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    It seems that writing about map projections is a little bit like waiting for one of London’s iconic red buses; you write one and immediately another one comes along. As I mentioned in my last post, rightly or wrongly, the most commonly used map projection is the Mercator projection. It’s not without it’s problems or… Read more »

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    Not Your Average User Contributed Map

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    Today I contributed to a map. I did this yesterday as well. I even did this last week. In fact I’ve been doing this since the end of July 2009. As of right now I’ve done this 11,880 times. I’ll probably end up contributing to this map again later on today and will almost definitely… Read more »

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    2013 – The Year Of The Tangible Map And Return Of The Map As Art

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    Looking back at the conference talks I gave and the posts I wrote in 2012, two themes are evident. The first theme is that while there’s some utterly gorgeous digital maps being produced these days, such as Stamen’s Watercolor, the vast majority of digital maps can’t really be classified as art. Despite the ability to… Read more »

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    The London Tube Map Made (Too) Simple

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    This is post number six in the ongoing #mapgasm series of posts on maps found on the interwebs that I like. Yes, it’s another map. Yes, it’s another Tube map. I make no apologies for this. A simple map is often a good map. Cutting away cartographical clutter can reveal the heart of what a… Read more »

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    The Map Of The World According To The London Underground

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    Yes, it’s another map. Yes, it’s another map of the London Tube system. But wait … something’s not quite right. Surely the Piccadilly Line ends at Uxbridge, Heathrow Airport and Cockfosters and not at Seattle, Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg? Doesn’t the Northern Line run from Edgeware and High Barnet to Morden and not from… Read more »

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    London Mapped By People’s Surnames

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    The rather geotastic James Cheshire and Ollie O’Brien from London’s UCL have produced a map of London which is certainly not your average map. The Thames is shown winding through the capital but what really grabs the attention is the fact that the rest of the map shows the population’s surnames. As James says in… Read more »

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    The Olympic Tube Map

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    Not all maps are created equal. I’ve always had a soft spot for maps of the London Underground network ever since I saw one on the back of an old London A-Z street map far too many years ago. In case you hadn’t noticed, London hosted the 2012 Olympic Games a few weeks ago so… Read more »

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    The English Map Of Berlin

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    Apropos of nothing in particular, this is the first of an occasional series of posts which contain nothing more than maps that I like as I peruse the Interwebs. First up is a map of Berlin. In English. So now I can say to myself so that’s what Prenzlauer Berg, Tiergarten and Kreuzberg mean; in… Read more »

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    A Map Of The World In One Million Lego Bricks

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    Imagine for one moment that someone gave you in excess of a million lego bricks and four thousand lego building plates. Imagine also that you had around three week’s worth of spare time. What would you build? To my mind, the first thing that should spring to mind is a massive map of the world…. Read more »