Posts Tagged: Pocket

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    This Interactive Sandbox Allows Users to Make Topographical Maps in Real-Time

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Water moves in predictable ways across undulating landscapes, but it can be hard to appreciate from a human perspective on the ground. It’s much easier to understand when you’re essentially a giant hovering over the land with the ability to move mountains and make rain. Found at https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/make-topographical-maps-in-a-sandbox

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    How to find your home on Pangea

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the supercontinent. Found at https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/17/17467686/map-pangea-earth-antipodes-science-history-tools

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    Mapping How Shakespeare Saw the World

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The first modern atlas was created in the late 16th century, and was called Theater of the World. It included more than 50 pages of maps of places around the world, which Dutch cartographer Abraham Ortelius likened to a stage where human life played out Found at http://www.citylab.com/design/2016/09/mapping-how-shakespeare-saw-the-world/500786/

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    In Its First Decades, The United States Nurtured Schoolgirl Mapmakers

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    Today’s maps found on the interwebs. The first “schoolgirl map” that caught historian Susan Schulten’s attention was made in 1823 by Frances Henshaw, a student at one of the best schools for girls in the young United States. Found at https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/early-american-schoolgirl-maps

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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

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    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

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    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