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The Only Fantasy World Map You'll Ever Need

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:53

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Mapping
The Only Fantasy World Map You'll Ever Need by Jake Manley isn't the first map of its kind that I've seen (see also the map in Diana Wynne Jones's Tough Guide to Fantasyland); still, it's clear that...

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Importing CanVec Data into OpenStreetMap

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:29

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Mapping
Last February I imported CanVec data into OpenStreetMap for the first time. CanVec is a dataset produced by the federal Department of Natural Resources. It's been made available to use in...

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Art and Personal Mapmaking

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:47

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Mapping
Two books (well, one is sort of book-ish) related to map art and personal cartography to tell you about: Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel by Jill K....

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The Geology of 'Game of Thrones'

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:22

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Mapping
In The Geology of Game of Thrones, a group of geologists has created a geologic map of Westeros and Essos, as well as an invented geologic history of the planet on which George R. R....

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Unlikely Cartography ToC

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 14:07

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Mapping
The table of contents for the Journal of Unlikely Cartography, Unlikely Story's single-issue special featuring science fiction and fantasy stories about maps (see previous entry), has been announced;...

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Trap Street, the Movie

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 01:47

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Mapping
A trap street is a fictitious street inserted by a mapmaker to catch plagiarists. Trap Street is also the title of a movie making the rounds of the festival circuit. Directed by Vivian Qu, Trap...

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Ganymede and Mercury

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 02:30

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Mapping
The USGS has published a geologic map of Ganymede, Jupiter's largest moon and the largest moon in the Solar System, based on imagery from the Voyager 1, Voyager 2 and Galileo probes. Via Centauri...

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A Map of U.S. Intercity Bus and Train Routes

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 17:06

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Mapping
This map from the American Intercity Bus Riders Association (PDF) attempts to map every intercity bus and train route in the United States -- i.e., everywhere you can go without a car. It's a huge,...

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A Book About Globes

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:14

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Mapping
Sylvia Sumira's forthcoming book on globes -- titled Globes: 400 Years of Exploration, Navigation and Power in its U.S. edition and The Art and History of Globes in its British edition -- is a...

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Mapping How Much Snow Cancels School

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 14:50

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Mapping
Reddit user atrubetskoy has produced a map of the U.S. showing how much snow it takes to cancel school. It's an approximation, to be sure. But it's not a map of winter wussiness: areas that rarely...

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Two More Map Books

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 14:58

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Mapping
Two more map books, this time of an academic bent: London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689 by Robert K. Batchelor (University of Chicago Press, 1/14). Batchelor uses the...

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The New Yorker on Maps and Literature

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 14:25

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Mapping
Go read Casey N. Cep's essay, "The Allure of the Map," on the New Yorker's website: she explores the relationship between maps and literature on several fronts, including the role of maps in the...

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More Map Books

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 19:26

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Mapping
Here are some map books that I recently found out about: Mr. Selden's Map of China: Decoding the Secrets of a Vanished Cartographer by Timothy Brook (Bloomsbury Press/House of Anansi Press/Profile...

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