maps

‘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.

Word Wednesday – Cartography

DK delivers yet another amazing reference book. One that is manna for map Geeks. Check out 'The History of the…

Bring Order to a Chaotic World With ‘How to Make Hand-Drawn Maps’

Design and make your own custom hand-made maps using the inspiration and step-by-step instructions in this gorgeous and informative book.

‘Honshū’ Is a Fun Map-Building Game Set in Feudal Japan

As noble lords and ladies, it's your job to craft the best city in the map building game, 'Honshū'.

Lonely Planet Travel Books for Kids Round-Up, 2016 Edition

Lonely Planet has, for years, put out quality, appealing travel and guide books for adults, and, more recently, has published…

Cryptic States of America

Looking for something pointless to do for a while? Try these U.S. state quizzes.

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…

Stack Overflow: X Marks the Spot

Maps. I love everything about them. I love looking at them, using them, and exploring them. This week's Stack Overflow…

Mapping Marvel Origins: Where the Superhumans Come From

Everyone comes from somewhere, even if you have superpowers.

Kickstarter Alert: Build Your Own Dungeon With Blue Dungeon Tiles

With Blue Dungeon Tiles — double-sided, 4" x 4" map tiles printed with 1" grid lines — you can build…

Findery: A Social Network for Places

Findery isn’t just a social network where people check in to places, it's a community where people come to tell…

Mapping D&D With Minecraft

Weekly Dungeons & Dragons gaming sessions with my sons and their friends took an experimental turn recently. Using Minecraft Pocket…

Maps Like You’ve Never Seen Before

As one of GeekMom's resident geography geeks, I was excited to come across a post of a consolidated list of…

Delve Into World Geography With Geoguessr

Geoguessr uses Google Street View technology to challenge players to find locations from around the world.

The MapMyFitness Team Declares: “Boston, We’re With You”

Loved this run someone did in San Francisco on April 16th, spelling out the word "Boston" with his footsteps. You…

“Live” Maps of UK Railways to Aid Your Procrastination

A collection of maps at Train Times show the approximate real-time positions of trains on the London Underground and those…

ThingsWeStart: A New Source for Kickstarter Stats

If you're a Kickstarter fan (like me), then you've probably spent time surfing the Kickstarter page looking for cool projects.…

Lego Build With Chrome Wins the Internet

If you've got kids or just really like Lego - that pretty much includes everyone, right? Use your Chrome browser…

You-Topia Contest

    Sitting down to sketch or paint a place you love is one of the best ways of revisiting…

GeekMom Secret – Where to Find the Best (Free!) Map.

Since we're a family that moves quite a bit, we have a large collection of maps. The first thing we…

Use National Geographic Maps to Decorate Your Walls (GeekDad Wayback Machine)

As someone who loves geography and particularly maps, I've had various maps on my walls for years, allowing for closer…

“Are We There Yet?” Map Reading for Kids, Part 2

The development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) devices has changed the way we plan and…

Your Name In Maps

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post about an enterprising GeekDad, Stephen Von Worley, and his quest to…

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…

Roads Go Ever On With Interactive Map of Middle-Earth

Check out this amazing interactive map of Tolkien's Middle-earth, programmed by Kris Kowal. It's like Google Maps for the Third…

Use National Geographic Maps to Decorate Your Walls

As someone who loves geography and particularly maps, I've had various maps on my walls for years, allowing for closer…

Use Oxford’s New Concise World Atlas for Your Every Day Atlas Needs

It's no secret that I love maps. I love looking at them, studying them, using them and teaching from them.…

Beautiful 19th Century Maps Drawn by Children

For some reason, maps have always piqued my interest. Even as a child, I loved rifling through old maps of…

Carcassonne 101

It wasn't until last year that I was introduced to the Carcassonne board game. Once I had been though, I…

Oxford’s Atlas of the World: A Treasure Trove of Global Information

You might be surprised by how much the world can change in one year. Elections are held, wars are waged…

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