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  1. 8-Bit London Map and More

    Do you like 8-bit design? Google Maps went 8-bit in 2012. It caused quite a stir and lots of excitement

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    Watch the video introduction.

    Unfortunately despite great interest in this, it was only temporary, and you can’t view the world in 8-bit anymore on Google Maps. Luckily, there are two awesome websites that have archives, a tour of the map and showcase of landmarks. There is also a tumblr page that has saved many fascinating bits called Google Maps 8 Bit Easter Eggs.

    There are some cartographers that have decided to do 8-bit maps their own ways.

    Brett Camper’s 8-bit City. Check out this London map.

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    San Francisco BART Map in 8-bit by Joshing Uno.

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    BrowserQuest by Mozilla

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    Washington DC Subway 8-bit Map by Dave Delisle

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    London Tube 8-bit Map by Chris Evans.

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    8-bit Europe Map by Unknown.

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    What do you think of these 8-bit maps? Do you know any that we missed?

  2. Maps of the Internet

    Artist Martin Vargic (JaySimons) from Bratislava, Slovakia has creatively mapped the Internet in beautiful detail. His map depicts Internet destinations such as Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, Twitter, and The Pirate Bay as actual lands loosely based on Alexa web traffic data.

    Map of the Internet (Dec. 2013)

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    It’s a map every tech company should have in their office. A look at the map will make you feel that the technologies we use everyday are like communities and nations, places we identify with. Whether you’re a citizen of the Apple republic or Google homeland, the map creates a sense of interrelatedness among the digital world we live in. Much like the products we use, they come from far and wide. Imagine what it would be like to sail across the ocean just to use Google and then trek through the mountains to get some Facebook.

    Strangely, it also cultivates the idea of conflict, power, and change in one’s mind; the rise and fall of technologies and companies, just like nations. It’s not too hard to imagine a war happening in this technology world.

    Originally posted on his DeviantART page, it is on sale at Zazzle. Martin explains his piece:

    I was originally inspired by map of the internet created by xkcd, showing most popular social networks as countries and regions, back in 2010. It was not my original idea, but I extended it to such a scale for the first time. I used photoshop for the majority of drawing. 

    The base style of the map was inspired by the National Geographic Maps, I also used Winkel Tripel Projection and similar border coloring fashion.

    I created the map in quite a short time, three weeks to be exact. I often worked early in the morning, and I can say I really enjoyed it.

    I got the data about website sizes mainly from Alexa and similar online services. 

    Jessica Leber from Fast Company writes: 

    “Map of the Internet 1.0” is a bit pointless but certainly fun to look at. Each landmass takes on the name of a popular English-language website or web service and is kinda sorta scaled to its popularity.

    Read her full article about this map at Fast Company

    Here are the xkcd works which were the inspiration.

    Online Communities II (circa 2010 )

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    And Online Communities I. (c. 2007)

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    It’s amusing how quickly the map of the Internet world changes and there are competing versions of what it actually looks like. Just look at how small Facebook was compared to MySpace and Xanga back then.

    — Taige (@travelmapmaker)

  3. Covent Garden Hand-drawn 3D Map! See the map in full resolution below.
www.covent-garden.co.uk

    Covent Garden Hand-drawn 3D Map! See the map in full resolution below.

    www.covent-garden.co.uk

  4. Covent Garden London Map iPhone Wallpaper

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    A Gift from Wellingtons Travel

    Happy 2014! We wanted to give a gift to our customers and friends this year. Our gift is a digital map wallpaper for your smartphone background. This Covent Garden London Map is taken from our Grand Map of London Vintage 2012. It’s specifically made using the iPhone 5s dimensions but you can resize the image to fit most mobile devices, including Samsung and LG phones and tablets.

    The picture above is what the background will look like on your phone.

    Instructions:

    1. Save the image below on your phone. Tap and hold the image, and choose the option Save Image. Or directly here.

    Save the Covent Garden London Map iPhone Wallpaper Below

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    2. Go into your Photos app and navigate to the image (if necessary). 

    3. Tap on the bottom left icon.

    4. Scroll along the icons on the bottom row to find “Use as Wallpaper” and tap it.

    5. Resize as necessary and tap “Set”.

    May you go abroad upon great adventures and take the road less travelled. We wish you a fulfilling and prosperous year.

  5. thelandofmaps:

Italian satirical map of Europe, 1870. [2039×1480]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

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    Italian satirical map of Europe, 1870. [2039×1480]
    CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
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  6. Vintage London Map Somewhere in Orange, New South Wales

    Framed canvas Grand Map of London (regular sized) in somewhere in Orange, New South Wales Australia - sent in from our customer Skye.

  7. Average Marriage Age World Map

    - Source: http://priceonomics.com

    Marriages around the world are happening later but despite this trend, countries differ greatly in the mean age of marriage.

    This map uses data from the UN to show the average age people get married by country. The marriage age is strongly correlated to a country’s income, with people in developed countries marrying later.

    Nordic countries, Western Europe, Brazil, and Australia rank among the top for mean marriage age. Afghanistan has one of the lowest at 20.2 years.

  8. Old Mediterranean Map of Minorca

    Minorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca.

    It allows the more adventerous the opportunity to discover new charms and experiences. Despite its smaller size among other Spanish islands, the number of beaches that Menorca has equals the number of beaches that can be found in Mallorca and Ibiza combined. 

    Read a travel story about Minorca from NYT.

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  10. geografa-humanoide:

Beer map
Mapa de la cerveza

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    Beer map

    Mapa de la cerveza

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