Wednesday, July 1, 2015

10 More Maps That Won't Change Your Anything!

They just keep coming! A constant stream of clickbait about how a series of maps will change your life, make you think differently, increase your earnings, and help you finally get that promotion. OK, perhaps the latest version is a bit more modest seeking only to "teach you something new about the world" - though the merit of knowing how to say "bear" in different European languages is debatable.

Here we attempt to free you from the burden of such claims. Like a good summer read, here are some maps that are unlikely to change your life but you may enjoy them just the same.
  
1. Map of the Detroit area on a Motown single
2. Map from a menu of the Brown Derby, Los Angeles via The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/chronicling-los-angeles-history-menu-by-menu
3. Map of Heisenberg - a fictional city based on Breaking Bad
http://akidwell72.wix.com/visitheisenberg
4.  Map of Albuquerque - an actual city based on Breaking Bad
http://tomlambmaps.tumblr.com/post/113535321000/breaking-bad-map-by-tom-lamb-in-albuquerque-nm
5. Historic map of the Black Swamp - from a Toledo Bellows article about the Black Swamp Underground, a Toledo area musicians' collective.
6. Tourist map of the Hague by Zara Picken.
http://zaraillustrates.tumblr.com/post/47696751349/i-was-commissioned-by-homes-antiques-magazine-to
7. Manitou Springs, Colorado where I had an excellent breakfast once. From the Colorado Springs Gazette, 1922.

8. The Beatles Map, 1974. Click the image for a more legible version.
 http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2014/nov/04/a-history-of-the-20th-century-in-100-maps-in-pictures#img-8
9.  Interactive map of El Gouna, Egypt.
10. Online map from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy