Friday, February 18, 2011

State Maps of the World Unite!

Some recent examples of state maps in as part of a political statement or slogan:

In both Ohio and Wisconsin, members of public employee unions are up in arms over their governor's proposals to cut or limit their ability to collectively bargain. Ohio is used as part of the international symbol for "NO" or "DON'T" while Wisconsin shows that Michigan is not the only state that can be shaped like a hand.

Arizona as one big fingerprint.

Arizona SB 1070 the broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in decades. It has received national and international attention and has spurred considerable controversy.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

It's Raining Noodles!

From The Onion: Perfect Soup Weather Coming:

According to meteorologists, the heavy soup front will hit hardest around lunch and dinnertime.

HT to Hunter


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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Treasure Map Journal

Ahoy, landlubbers! Use this beautiful journal to record your treasure hunting adventures:

This beautiful, hand made, 6x8.75 inch pirate treasure map journal with handmade paper pages is available from White Dragon Paper on Etsy.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Be My Cartographic Valentine 2011

Via Radical Cartography

From the Craftster Forum

HT to Kate S

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Quadrilateral World

Carto-friend Gail sends this geometric map created by her son, Murphy:

Murphy had to do an assignment for Geometry to create an “artistic image” using only quadrilaterals. He drew a map of the world using eight quadrilaterals: irregular quadrilaterals, kites, parallelograms, rectangles, squares, trapezoids, isosceles trapezoids, and rhombuses. I thought you might share my appreciation for his final product.

Thanks, Murphy and Gail. Some people think my love of maps is "square". You have proved otherwise.



Thursday, February 3, 2011

Name That Electoral Map

If you are an electoral map geek, like me, then you'll love the latest Sporcle Quiz: Can you name the U.S. presidents by the maps of their electoral college victories?

I got 100%...

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