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Maps - glorious maps

Post by RITH » Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:49 pm

Don't we have a thread about maps? Or did I miss it?

This is a pretty ace one, I thought. If you love maps and literature.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/th ... road-trips
The above map is the result of a painstaking and admittedly quixotic effort to catalog the country as it has been described in the American road-tripping literature. It includes every place-name reference in 12 books about cross-country travel, from Mark Twain’s Roughing It (1872) to Cheryl Strayed’s Wild (2012), and maps the authors’ routes on top of one another. You can track an individual writer’s descriptions of the landscape as they traveled across it, or you can zoom in to see how different authors have written about the same place at different times.
Maps! Fun maps! Beautiful, intriguing maps.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:39 am

This is AMAZING. Someone's plotted the entire population of Scotland onto an interactive map, with a little black dot to represent every person, so you can zoom right in and basically wave hello to your grandad who lives in a shed in Badenscallie. Look!

http://maps.gisforthought.com/scotland_population/

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Post by crystalball » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:44 am

Don't think I can cope with the beauty of that.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:15 pm

WOAH. I'm on there!

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Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:37 am

And now the marvellous Atlas Obscura has created a USA map of literary road trips.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/th ... road-trips

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Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:52 am

All the road connections between Western Australia and the rest of the country.

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Post by crystalball » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:19 am

Alright then, you're on: crowd-sourced map of field recordings around the shores of Britain

And the London sound map, which floors me every time.

On both of these, maps are a means to an end rather than an end in themselves, but still. Maps. Sounds. New ways to think about the world that don't make you feel like exploding with sadness.

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Post by humblebee » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:02 pm

Oh my life.

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Post by RITH » Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:20 pm

humblebee wrote:And now the marvellous Atlas Obscura has created a USA map of literary road trips.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/th ... road-trips
See my original post. It's lovely, isn't it?

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Post by humblebee » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:14 pm

RITH wrote:
humblebee wrote:And now the marvellous Atlas Obscura has created a USA map of literary road trips.
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/th ... road-trips
See my original post. It's lovely, isn't it?
Shit! Sorry. How did I miss that? But yes, it is!

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Post by humblebee » Fri May 20, 2016 11:32 am

What do you need in your life today, Anorak? I'll tell you. You need an interactive map of all the big cables at the bottom of the oceans, that's what.

http://www.submarinecablemap.com

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Post by humblebee » Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:47 pm

Atlas Obscura again, this time with an interactive crowdsourced map of long-distance relationships, which can be filtered by distance, duration, reason for living apart, or relationship status.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/th ... ationships

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Post by tompony » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:08 am

These live maps of CYBER-ATTACKS are really cool in a slightly terrifying, Wargames sort of way:

http://map.norsecorp.com/
https://cybermap.kaspersky.com/

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:19 am

tompony wrote:These live maps of CYBER-ATTACKS are really cool in a slightly terrifying, Wargames sort of way:

http://map.norsecorp.com/
https://cybermap.kaspersky.com/
Bloody hell!

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Post by Yex » Wed May 23, 2018 4:44 am

humblebee wrote:Yex, what's that siren? Quick, hide! I think it's the Eleven Music Distraction Police. They've been alerted to your outrageous crimes against the definition of a country!

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