Sarah Lawrence, a design student, also created a cake map of the city's bakeries.

University of Georgia design student Sarah Lawrence came up with a particularly awesome idea: a map of pizza places in Atlanta ... made out of pizza. The edible map, Lawrence explained, took about an "hour to make the dough, slice the cheese into strips, and cut the pepperonis down, and then another hour to lay it out." She and her friends baked and ate it shortly after.

Image courtesy Sarah Lawrence/Tumblr

The idea for the map came while she was brainstorming ideas for her senior thesis. Her actual project turned out to be pretty interesting too. After a few other food-based mapping efforts (including a cake map that showed the city's bakeries), Lawrence created You Are Here, a large scale map of Atlanta where viewers can fill out and pin a tag to a part of the map where they have a specific memory or experience.

It's on display at UGA's campus in Athens while Lawrence tries to find Atlanta locations willing to host it. 

As for the pizza, it has generated dozens of re-blogs on Tumblr, and it's caught the attention of Atlanta's online urbanists. She hopes to have a new round of Atlanta maps ready in the next few weeks.

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