Fun with Maps 243&244

Map 243 is of a college campus. I really like campuses, both educational and corporate. The way large organizations group buildings is incredibly interesting to me. Some campuses are designed and built from the ground up while some form from existing structures in cities. This particular urban campus, that of the University of Tampa, is…

Fun with Maps 239&240

Map 239 makes me laugh. Do I need to say anything else about it? It’s a blog so I guess I’ll elaborate just a bit. This map from October 10th (sorry for the delay in featuring it) shows how much the President’s approval rating has changed since he took office in January. The map does…

Fun with Maps 237&238

Map 237 puts a name to every neighborhood in Manhattan, some of which you’ve probably heard of. Harlem is very well known, of course, as are Tribeca, SoHo, Hell’s Kitchen, and Greenwich Village. Central Park, at the center of the map, definitely stands out as famous location as well. Other neighborhoods may be new to…

Fun with Maps 235&236

I made Map 235 using information from an article by Don’t Waste Your Money about cities where one could live comfortably on a $50,000 annual salary. It was fairly inconsequential content but it caught my attention for it’s map potential. I am always disappointed when articles like this, featuring a list of cities, do NOT…

Fun with Maps 231&232

Map 231 goes down under. It goes so far down, in fact, that it’s down under the Australian mainland. I’m talking, of course, of the island of Tasmania. Tasmania is known best for the popular Looney Tune known as the Tasmanian Devil (above right), which was loosely based on a real carnivorous marsupial found on…

Fun with Maps 229&230

Map 229 is of the Denver Light Rail Network, known as the RTD. It popped up on Facebook recently because a guy I went to high school with now lives out there. He was sharing a link with directions to Red Rocks Amphitheater (he’s an avid concert-goer), a beautiful outdoor venue built into the natural rock surroundings of Morrison, Colorado.…

Fun with Maps 227&228

Football Edition! Football season is back! I’m quite excited, even if the National Football League arrives around the same time as colder weather, the school year, and an over-abundance of pumpkin spice (the one with snow bothers me a hell of a lot more than the others). Although the NFL isn’t perfect (racial issues, players committing…