November 07, 2005 

iPod Subway Maps

This website,, is one of the coolest, most useful web technology apps I've ever seen. William Bright has put a tremendous amount of effort into creating astonishingly accurate subway maps that you can download onto your iPod for handy... [read on...]

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 March 28, 2005 

Promotion of Local Geography

Austin: Arriving at Austin airport a few weeks ago, I was happy to come across a giant map of Texas on the floor. This particular map showed only the major rivers of the state, and was a rather enjoyable educational... [read on...]

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 November 23, 2004 


Google world: I am stunned. Keyhole is one of the coolest things I've ever seen. It's a downloadable piece of mapping software that lets you "fly" above the earth's surface down to astonishing detail and pan and rotate in three... [read on...]

Posted at 11:53 PM

 May 23, 2004 

Green Infrastructure Mapping

Chicago: An organization called "Natural Connections" has come out with a fabulous map of the greater Chicago Region that charts the remaining "green infrastructure" of the region. That is, greenways, forests & wetlands so that trails, flood control, stormwater issues,... [read on...]

Posted at 04:20 PM

 April 23, 2003 

David Rumsey Map Collection

Online: If you're interested in maps, this collection should prove especially fascinating. The Japanese ones are especially good. By downloading a java application you can overlay maps from various periods with vectored graphics representiting current geography, including roads, highways, and... [read on...]

Posted at 04:28 PM

 April 15, 2003 

Geographic Positioning Online

Your IP Address: If it works properly, the map below should pinpoint your country. It's not smart enough to figure out where in the US you are, but that's not far away! The implications of this technology at the moment... [read on...]

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 March 21, 2003 

Spider Maps

London: The original London bus map [pdf] is almost impossible to navigate because rather than showing lines for routes, you have to find little numbers on the map in much the same way as finding hidden words in a scramble... [read on...]

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