Tag Archives: maps

‘Living Maps: An Atlas of Cities Personified’: Gorgeous, Strange, and Thought-Provoking

‘Living Maps: An Atlas of Cities Personified’: Gorgeous, Strange, and Thought-Provoking

This unusual new book is filled with personified art and descriptions of 28 different cities worldwide. Read More

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Maps, Time, Geography: 2 Books to Delight the Mind

Maps, Time, Geography: 2 Books to Delight the Mind

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to look at maps. Maps of all kinds. Road maps, house floor plans, diagrams, graphs, and more. I love to know how things work and how they are laid out. I adore any well-done visual representation. I often explain my feelings as graphs. So when I saw these two books, they caught my attention right away. Read More

You-Topia Contest

    Sitting down to sketch or paint a place you love is one of the best ways of revisiting it. That’s because getting the images on paper forces you to re-imagine the sights and sounds, making it come alive more fully in your memory. The folks at They Draw & Travel know all about this… Read More

Your Name In Maps

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post about an enterprising GeekDad, Stephen Von Worley, and his quest to teach kids about maps using street names. Now he’s back with version 2.0 of the “See Dick and Jane Streets” … Read More

Celebrate President’s Day with Google Earth

In celebration of President’s Day, Google Earth offers up an entirely new way to discover a little presidential knowledge. Their Explore Our U.S. Presidents map pinpoints where each President was from and offers an image of the President with links to more information. You can download the file and launch it in Google Earth or… Read More

Carcassonne 101

It wasn’t until last year that I was introduced to the Carcassonne board game. Once I had been though, I wish I’d discovered it years ago. Our family simply fell in love with the game and couldn’t stop playing it. … Read More