Maps Archive:

Nice work by Bill Rankin over at Radial Cartography. He tries to map out lands that were really uninhabited prior to discovery. You’ll notice they were mostly small islands.

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If you like maps and haven’t browsed that site before, you should. Lots of cool projects:

A table of projections:

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Comparison of subways in the USA:

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Make a personalized celestial calendar:

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I came across this interesting map of 1888 horsedrawn streetcars in Washington DC:

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Not entirely difference from the location accurate version of the modern subway map:

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Of course, a more accurate comparison is probably to a modern bus map. but they are so busy:

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DC is scheduled to re-introduce streetcars in 2013/14, starting with a small run along H Street SE.

Alphadesigner continues to take satirical mapping to a new level, with several dozen maps of stereotypes, from many different perspectives, updated regularly.world-according-to-the-united-states-of-americaeurope-according-to-britain

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I had no idea there was a red-head enclave in Russia. (further discussion)

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Blondes:

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An absurdly detailed map of Brooklyn color-coded by the age of the buildings.

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A clever animation of how the bikes move around throughout the day.  You have to watch it on slow to really get a feeling of what’s going on.

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Meteorite fireballs witnessed from 1913. I’m not sure what is gained by putting this on a map. Also, since this is just eyewitness accounts, it suffers from population density bias.

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Accurate?

New Jersey Cultural Map, NJ, New Jersey, Regional Stereotypes, cultural and economic stereotypes, color coded map of New Jersey, Vast Wilderness of Rednecks and Retired Hippies, Well-To-Do Conservatives, Christie Country, hippies, misguided tourists, executives living in mansions, lake houses owned by new yorkers, farmers and subdevelopments, Executives living in mansions driving Mercedes-benzes, Middle-class raritan valley line commuters, Farms and army bases, Pineys ... Pineys Everywhere, Ghetto In The Woods, Sad Black People And Corruption, worse than detroit

There really aren’t many differences between the two current proposals, which were designed to incorporate the new Silver Line to Dulles airport. As mentioned in the WashPost comments, the only major flaw I see is using the same color for the background beltway and DC boundary as for the Silver Line.

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To be honest, I still prefer a lot of the options that Cameron Booth proposed in his 2010 reworking:

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This has been making the rounds. I like that they used alpha shading to show variations. And it’s pop, not soda. 

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A very cool real time animated map of wind.

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Also some historical snapshots, like Hurricane Sandy:

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Immigration has always been a tough issue to deal with.

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The chart reminds me of this John Stewart bit on immigration and “Traditional America”:


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