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The Future of Mapping Is Inside Your Home and Office

According to Google.

Digital Scholarship Lab

The Quaint Plans for American Cities, as We Envisioned Them 200 Years Ago

New York in 1776, Charleston in 1780, Baltimore in 1801.

Anne Stauche

Reverse-Skeuomorphism of the Day: A Zoomable Paper Map

Watch out, Google.

MapBox

Visualizing the Stunning Growth of 8 Years of OpenStreetMap

Of course, these people know how to map their own mapping exploits.

Corcoran et. al

Mapping the Growth of OpenStreetMap

Looking back over the history of the crowdsourced digital street map, a familiar pattern emerges.

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6 Great Transit Maps That Aren't Transit Maps

From classic movies to the Mississippi River to a meta map of the world's transit systems.

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This Vest May Well Be the Future of Indoor Mapping

Wearable cartographic tech enables people to map the insides of buildings just by walking around.

David Rumsey Map Collection

Maps of the Day: 33,000 of Them, At Your Disposal

This is the coolest website in the world.

Reuters

A Problematic Map of Stop-and-Frisk

Its flaws cloud rather than clarify the recent debate over NYPD tactics.

Jenni Sparks

The Coolest New Maps of London

From an infographic of Olympic venues to street-by-street damage inflicted by the Blitz.

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Bostonography

The Map Geeks Behind 'Bostonography'

Enterprising cartographers explore the mappability of Boston