Thursday, February 28, 2008
Yes, once again, I could have been a museum curator. No more than an hour after my last post, I got an email from someone who saw it, telling me that the map with the lion is going to be in the Walters Art Museum Maps exhibit in a few weeks. He also sent me this from MapForum.com:
And a big shout out to my anonymous buddy for letting me know. Don’t be a stranger.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Yes, I am a couch potato. But once in a while, something jogs my memory and I get something in my craw(l) to trot out the old running shoes for a quick sprint around the block. Here is a cool site that helps me change it up. Just type in your zip code to see what your friends and neighbors are doing while you’re doing nothing but sitting at your computer in your sweats, reading this, eating cookies, and petting the cat.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I am soooooo sorry. I thought that I had posted this weeks ago. You Baltimoreans will understand my distress at being late…
We here in Charm City, the City That Reads, and the Greatest City in America grew up hearing about the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. Every February 7th, there are tours, exhibits, TV stories, and articles commemorating the day – well, actually the two days of the fire. Here is a way cool chronology of what happened. Nice map, neat photos – and video from 1904! A big shout out to the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage (part of the Pratt Library, I guess) for putting this together.
Friday, February 22, 2008
You may have noticed that I have stayed away from trashing Miss South Carolina Teen’s brush with map-dome. It just seemed a little too easy and not very majestic. But, with apologies to Caitlin Upton, I couldn’t resist.
(And just so you know what kind of serious princess I really am… congratulations to the lovely Lauren Elizabeth Lytle who became the new Miss SC Teen this past November. An Honor Roll student, no less.)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
or from the site where that blogger found them:
or from the site where THAT blogger saw them:
Whatever. Still pretty cool.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Back in the day (if the day was in 1895), the map of the famous
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Check out Gary Vikan’s OpEd article in Sunday’s
He’s the director of the
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Excuse my naïve giddity but this is getting fun. The more I explore, the better it gets. Unfortunately, I am spending an unexpected amount of time checking out the way cool blogs and sites that people are sending me. (Sorry Mom. I’ll call soon. Promise.) So… another tip of the tiara to you map crazy bloggers who are making me lose sleep – and loving it.
Ok, so he’s not really a mapper blogger feller but I like how he uses maps and overlays to prove his points. Baltimore Innerspace
I know I’ve said this before, but very very cool. No doubt I will post more from here: Great Map.
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Maybe I should have been a museum curator. My 1/28 posting about subway maps…? How was I to know that probably the most famous transportation map EVER is going to be at the maps exhibition at the Walters? Now I know.
One of the way-cool maps in the Maps: Finding Our Place in the World exhibit is an original, poster-sized map of the London Underground from 1933. This map is a big deal because it is the first simple, schematic, graphic representation using straight lines and consistent angles rather than actual scale and direction.