Posts Tagged: mapgasm

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    The Internet Seems To Like The Combination Of Maps And Innuendo

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    Oh people of the interwebs; you are indeed a wondrous thing. If you build something and put it up on the internet, you’ve no expectation that anyone will see it, let alone look at it. But it appears that the combination of innuendo and some vaguely sounding rude place names (actually with some very rude… Read more »

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    Lodged Donor Nun Run; The Anagram Map Of The London Underground

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    If you think you know the map of the London Underground network think again. You probably think the Metropolitan Line runs between Amersham and Aldgate; but on this map it doesnt. Instead, it runs between Ram Shame and Data Gel. The southwest termini for the District Line are Richmond and Wimbledon. Maybe not. According to… Read more »

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    Ooh That Sounds Rude; Mapping British Innuendo

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    No-one can really define what being British is, though many have tried. One thing that lots of people do seem to agree on is that part of being British is a love for and an appreciation of the British sense of humour. This can be roughly and with a sweeping generalisation said to consist of… Read more »

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    I Was A Map Nerd As A Child

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    In October of 2012, whilst sorting through my father’s personal effects, I was proud to find that I wasn’t the first map nerd in the family and that maps seemed to mean as much to my Dad as they do to me. Lumped in with my father’s posessions were also some things from my childhood… Read more »

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    Not A Map On The Internet But A Map Of The Internet

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    We’re all used to seeing maps on the internet, but what about how the internet gets to each and every one of us so that we can see those maps? There’s a map for almost every occasion and this map shows how the internet deals with those problematic moments when you run out of land… Read more »

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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 Case Of Sandy Island; Mapping Error Or Copyright Trap?

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    There’s a phrase in Latin that goes errare humanum est which roughly translates as everyone makes mistakes. This is true of so many things and maps are no exception. However much we try to make today’s maps as authentic, up to date and accurate as we can, the occasional mistake slips in; it’s more a… Read more »