A thread for cool\beautiful maps, charts, spectrosciencethingummys and stuff.

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This is the map, drawn by Edward Everett Henry, Published by the Washington Square Book Shop, 27 West 8th Street, New York City, NY, 1926.

RFI: NYC - 27 W 8th Ave

dave225 (Dave225), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:25 (fifteen years ago) link

This is a map I have on my wall - funny mirrored style, charity shop purchase.

http://www.ritzlin.com/gallery/img/Speed,%20World,%201651-full.jpg

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Not really suitable, but look - a sloth's brain!

http://brainmuseum.org/Specimens/xenarthra/twotoesloth/brain/Twotoesloth6clr.JPG

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:40 (fifteen years ago) link

I'll put Ned's map in here too, because I can't find anything better than this :(

http://www.princeton.edu/%7Ervdb/JAVA/election2004/purple_america_2004_small

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:41 (fifteen years ago) link

A geographical map of the London Underground:

http://www.geofftech.co.uk/tube/sillymaps/geographical_map.jpg

Wooden (Wooden), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Someone sat on my country...
http://www.oldfield-antiquemaps.co.uk/images/scotland-valk-l.jpg

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 01:56 (fifteen years ago) link

I always have to drag out the famous graph of Napoleon's march on Moscow, cause it's a classic.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:00 (fifteen years ago) link

ihttp://www.mecha.com/~conkle/cthulhu/images/map.gif

My favourite thing about being a GM was being able to look at the maps.

Wooden (Wooden), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:01 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yes AD&D maps! So much fun. They're a blast to make, too.

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:02 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/Muden.gif

Wooden (Wooden), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:03 (fifteen years ago) link

That geographical map of the underground is much less confusing that I thought it was!

Casuistry (Chris P), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Go find NAM6569.gif

cinniblount (James Blount), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:06 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.zianet.com/wblase/endtimes/radexpos.jpg

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:12 (fifteen years ago) link

Nuclear detonations...
http://sdac.hannover.bgr.de/web/images/nukes.gif

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:15 (fifteen years ago) link

A nuclear bomb went off in Mobile?

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:20 (fifteen years ago) link

I have lots of questiona about that map...

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 02:23 (fifteen years ago) link

I dont recall any testing in/off Broome. Was there ever?

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 5 November 2004 04:05 (fifteen years ago) link

(the one red dot on the north of WA coast that is)

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 5 November 2004 04:06 (fifteen years ago) link

ihttp://www.astabgay.com/Blackpool/Blackpool_Gay_Map.gif

Remy (x Jeremy), Friday, 5 November 2004 05:25 (fifteen years ago) link

The classic ZX Spectrum game Knight Lore:

ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-maps/k/KnightLore.jpg

OleM (OleM), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Hi all, especially "cinniblount":

I'm glad you like my USA map above, the black one with 1969 in the upper right-hand corner. I do too, it represents (in part) 20 years of hard research. For those interested, that and similar maps are on my website: http://www.larryhatch.net I should add that these are copyrighted. Thanks - Larry Hatch

Larry Hatch, Friday, 5 November 2004 11:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Cool - keep up the good work, Larry.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:14 (fifteen years ago) link

I can't seem to link this as a picture, but a really cool thing:

Charles Booth's Descriptive Map of London Poverty:
http://booth.lse.ac.uk/cgi-bin/do.pl?sub=view_booth_and_barth&args=531000,180400,6,large,5

Mark got a repro for me in 4 parts last Christmas--still trying to find frames that fit.

sgs (sgs), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:18 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.maproom.co.uk/maps/th/thstat.html is pretty awesome!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow, that's really cool Sarah. And Gravel's is also cool and baffling.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 13:53 (fifteen years ago) link

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/desert.gif

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 5 November 2004 14:15 (fifteen years ago) link

ihttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Earth-apollo17.jpg

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 5 November 2004 15:51 (fifteen years ago) link

This is not amazingly pretty, but it is where I live, so yay! (No, I am not worried about being stalked by INTERNET MENTALISTS, for one thing there are too many bits, for another nobody knows what I look like, and for another I will bite their legs off if they come after me.)

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gazmel/images/picsofnewclub/judo%20club%202.jpg

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:09 (fifteen years ago) link

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/g1htl.johnfoster/sneinton/caves1.jpg

This is where troglodytes used to live! Caves! Now homeless drug addicts live there!

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:12 (fifteen years ago) link

YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM!!!

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow! We have labyrinths that I didn't even know about! COOL!

http://www.labyrinthos.net/images/Sneinton1.gif

http://www.labyrinthos.net/images/Sneinton2.gif

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:14 (fifteen years ago) link

LOOK AT OUR WINDMILL, BEEYATCHES!

ihttp://beaton.uccb.ns.ca/sketch.jpg

(Drawn in 1918! Yeah!)

And yes, the Trip To Jerusalem is ACE, and in CAVES, but it is the other side of town, so not pertinent to my Sneintonian hijacking.

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:18 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.livejournal.com/userpic/21724567/1417034

Jordan (Jordan), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

My house is nearly on that map too.

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Very nice - I want to tell you that it's maps, charts etc. not landscapes and things, but you seem to be having fun. I meat abstract representations of data, places etc. So that picture from Apollo is out too. But, whatever, I hate rule-y people, and that's what I'm being.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:22 (fifteen years ago) link

This is not amazingly pretty, but it is where I live, so yay! (No, I am not worried about being stalked by INTERNET MENTALISTS, for one thing there are too many bits, for another nobody knows what I look like, and for another I will bite their legs off if they come after me.)

emil.y you live in sneinton!?? i used to go there every now and then cos i was in uni in nottingham and my friend lived there (and i think there are people more scary than internet mentalists to worry about there!! The had a police drugs raid once of the house opposite my friend's, in which they didn't find any drugs, but found a bomb!!!! (plus i witnessed a fist and knee in the stomachs kinda fight the first night i was there eep!))

ken c (ken c), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:27 (fifteen years ago) link

MY FAVORITEST WORLD MAP OF ALL TIME:
http://www.lorbus.com/blog%20images/dymaxion.jpg

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:29 (fifteen years ago) link

The Bucky Fuller Dymaxion Map

nickalicious (nickalicious), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I meat abstract representations of data, places etc.

AAAAAAAAH What does it mean OH NO he MEATS ABSTRACT STUFF oh help oh lord.

Ahem, sorry.

But AAAAH I imagigoogled 'science chart' and got this WHAT IS IT?

ihttp://www7.nationalacademies.org/ilit/Large_View_Chicago_City_Science_Chart-1.gif

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Don't worry, I deserved that. I was being a dick about the criteria, so my spelling mistakes deserve to be mocked.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:34 (fifteen years ago) link

emil.y you live in sneinton!?? i used to go there every now and then cos i was in uni in nottingham and my friend lived there (and i think there are people more scary than internet mentalists to worry about there!! The had a police drugs raid once of the house opposite my friend's, in which they didn't find any drugs, but found a bomb!!!! (plus i witnessed a fist and knee in the stomachs kinda fight the first night i was there eep!))

Yeah, Sneinton! We are RUFF FuX0rs yay! Although I have to say I've never experienced anything as mental as bombs nearby, but I am staying in as much as possible to avoid scary firework-throwing children. AAAAH!

(Sorry about overloading on superlativeness and exclamations but I am still wacked by election distress and the only way I seem to be combating it is by turning into MJ Hibbett)

xpost I wasn't mocking, really, I just found it amusing at the time

emil.y (emil.y), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:36 (fifteen years ago) link

ihttp://bbc.nvg.org/sw/Elite/Airwolf-map.jpg

Steve.n. (sjkirk), Friday, 5 November 2004 16:43 (fifteen years ago) link

ihttp://www.ciesin.org/datasets/gpw/gppd-12in.gif

beanz (beanz), Friday, 5 November 2004 17:15 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.trigonalmayhem.com/worc-topo.jpg

GIS is fun!

trigonalmayhem (trigonalmayhem), Friday, 5 November 2004 17:24 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.bento.com/subtop5.html

A Nairn (moretap), Saturday, 6 November 2004 17:47 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.carto.com/maps/9909059.jpg

Ruthie Tooth (Ruthie Tooth), Wednesday, 31 May 2006 00:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Do not sink below the horizon, thread of lost maps. You are too pretty.

harmonic generator, haircuts are for losers (kate), Thursday, 1 June 2006 14:54 (fourteen years ago) link

robot squid!
robot zoo!

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 1 June 2006 14:57 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.discoveryofpluto.com/images/mars2.gif

Ruthie Tooth (Ruthie Tooth), Thursday, 1 June 2006 22:02 (fourteen years ago) link

That London travel map is really intesting, I'd like to see it for a wider area!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 1 June 2006 22:05 (fourteen years ago) link

If you go to their site, they have a travel-time map for all of the UK, I believe.

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 2 June 2006 01:22 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.mysociety.org/2006/travel-time-maps/

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 2 June 2006 01:24 (fourteen years ago) link

Dudes I already posted a link to a large version of Minard's map way back at the beginning of this thread!

Dan I. (Dan I.), Friday, 2 June 2006 02:54 (fourteen years ago) link

re time maps:
those odd grey areas around hawick and bute are interesting. here be tygers.

koogy wonderland (koogs), Friday, 2 June 2006 07:59 (fourteen years ago) link

But I want is a time-travel map. But I suppose I have to ask Dr. Who for one of those. :-(

harmonic generator, haircuts are for losers (kate), Friday, 2 June 2006 08:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Refined Petroleum Exports

http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/images/largepng/65.png

Refined Petroleum Imports

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Friday, 2 June 2006 08:59 (fourteen years ago) link

Refined Petroleum Imports

http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/images/largepng/66.png

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Friday, 2 June 2006 09:00 (fourteen years ago) link

Holy crap Ireland imports and lot of petroleum, as does - what is that - Mautitius?

Crimea River (Mark C), Friday, 2 June 2006 09:29 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't think that's ireland. I think it might be England...

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Friday, 2 June 2006 11:00 (fourteen years ago) link

That's Ireland. Britain exports because of Scotland's North Sea oil.

harmonic generator, haircuts are for losers (kate), Friday, 2 June 2006 11:02 (fourteen years ago) link

http://www.kottke.org/plus/manhattan-elsewhere/

gabbneb (gabbneb), Friday, 2 June 2006 19:08 (fourteen years ago) link

http://idisk.mac.com/micdavis/Public/tutorial/TimeBandit2.jpg
But I want is a time-travel map. But I suppose I have to ask Dr. Who for one of those. :-(
http://idisk.mac.com/micdavis/Public/tutorial/weatheredfull.jpg

literalisp (literalisp), Friday, 2 June 2006 21:10 (fourteen years ago) link

We Feel Fine

We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale. Madness, the first movement, opens with a wildly swarming mass of around 1,500 particles, emanating from the center of the screen and then careening outwards, bouncing off walls and reacting to the behavior of the mouse. Each particle represents a single feeling, posted by a single individual. The color of each particle corresponds to the tone of the feeling inside – happy positive feelings are bright yellow, sad negative feelings are dark blue, angry feelings are bright red, calm feelings are pale green, and so on.

[warning: Java]

scnnr drkly (scnnr drkly), Friday, 2 June 2006 21:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Holland seems to export as much petroleum as like the whole middle east, I didn't know that!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Saturday, 3 June 2006 01:15 (fourteen years ago) link

also wefeelfine is radical.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Saturday, 3 June 2006 01:23 (fourteen years ago) link

(xpost to way back) I dunno... Still, I'm not an economist or a cartographer so what do I know?

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Saturday, 3 June 2006 10:18 (fourteen years ago) link

seven months pass...
http://www.asg-architects.com/research/comparing/campuses/index.htm

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 18:55 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

NASA moonwalks, to the scale of a football pitch:

http://strangemaps.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/a11vsfootball.gif?w=700

full size

ledge, Friday, 6 June 2008 23:12 (twelve years ago) link

from http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/ which has many other strange and beautiful maps.

ledge, Friday, 6 June 2008 23:13 (twelve years ago) link

(correction, just the apollo 11 moonwalk)

ledge, Friday, 6 June 2008 23:14 (twelve years ago) link

Those are great. Thanks for the link.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 7 June 2008 02:13 (twelve years ago) link

six months pass...

http://www.bytelevel.com/map/images/ccTLD_600b.jpg

rox qua rox (roxymuzak), Thursday, 25 December 2008 16:30 (eleven years ago) link

nine months pass...
five months pass...

Maps season starts tonight on bbc4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/beautyofmaps/index.shtml

"Map expert Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps aren't simply about getting from A to B, but are revealing snapshots of defining moments in history and tools of political power and persuasion"

seems to be a couple of series of things on:

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession (3 parts) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s5m7w
The Beauty Of Maps (4 parts) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00s2w83

koogs, Sunday, 18 April 2010 16:51 (ten years ago) link

cool imo. wish i could watch that

roxymuzak, Wednesday, 28 April 2010 03:11 (ten years ago) link

The series is all over t0rr3ntland if anyone is interested.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:51 (ten years ago) link

The all new 2010 California Earthquake Fault Map is here!

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 28 April 2010 04:52 (ten years ago) link

seven years pass...

https://natgeoeducationblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/mappingminute-doggerland-large.jpg
A record of the geological Brexit from the last glacial phase to the current Holocene one. I'm presuming places like Howick and Goldcliff were very important 16000 years ago!

calzino, Monday, 24 July 2017 13:37 (three years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Howick is here too

https://www.nextnature.net/2009/04/mapping-a-lost-world/

Funny, i only just heard of Doggerland through this

https://deadvoicesonair.bandcamp.com/album/doggerland

mor frog bs (S-), Thursday, 10 August 2017 04:56 (three years ago) link

My favourite gif: the unification of Italy, 1829-1871 pic.twitter.com/qhoGKldJR7

— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) August 22, 2017

calzino, Tuesday, 22 August 2017 17:13 (three years ago) link

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/e4/1d/7d/e41d7de1724252cd8228c796e2ad8b1a.jpg

my goto map for when I've just read some godawful metropolitan smug chattering cack in the graun and need to reign in my class hatred. You successfully gentrified SW Doggerland - now its all yours suckers!

calzino, Friday, 1 September 2017 16:31 (three years ago) link

Hurts like a cack in the graun

El Tomboto, Friday, 1 September 2017 19:53 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DY_IDkXX0AA5fbq.jpg:large

calzino, Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:21 (two years ago) link

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f0/Flag_of_North_Caucasian_Emirate.svg/1200px-Flag_of_North_Caucasian_Emirate.svg.png

flag of the short lived North Caucasion Emirate :)

calzino, Saturday, 24 March 2018 22:28 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

http://www.shifnal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/image2-392x280.jpg

mark s, Monday, 6 January 2020 19:15 (eight months ago) link

lol no, not that, THIS:

The spread of dumplings in the late-ish Middle Ages. Look, people can agree on things. (from Rachel Laudan, Cuisine and Empire) pic.twitter.com/bRqeXKa1fL

— Yuliya Komska (@ykomska) January 5, 2020

mark s, Monday, 6 January 2020 19:16 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

Last night:

Me: Got any homework?

Anna: Nah.

Me: Whatcha gonna do?

Anna: Have a map I’m working on.

Just found this on her desk. pic.twitter.com/9uulpX1Pve

— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) February 12, 2020

j., Thursday, 13 February 2020 03:30 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EYdjVVQX0AAPGIj?format=jpg&name=large

Mordy, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:39 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EbS4el1XgAAIUZo?format=jpg&name=large

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 17:46 (three months ago) link


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