Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Strange Maps of Strange Places

Maps have been around for thousands of years, ever since man needed to record the location of places. Some early maps of Pacific Islanders' look like a collection of sticks and seashells. As cartography rose as a science and an art form maps became more detailed and colorful. Today with GIS and Google Maps just about anyone can produce a map of just about anything. Some would argue that the advent of GIS is the death knell of traditional paper maps. I love maps and when one of my librarian friends showed me this blog I just had to share it. Frank Jacobs Strange Maps, Cartographic Curiosities blog is a wonderful blog for those who love cartography. While Frank loves maps your usual atlas does not interest him. To quote from his blog "he collects and comments on all kinds of intriguing maps-real, fictional, and what-if ones..." So if I have aroused your cartographic curiosity click on this link:

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