The Ultimate Gift List for Map Lovers

Here’s my 2017/2018 Ultimate Gift List for Map Lovers! All the recommendations are for products I own – or have seen – and can genuinely endorse. I’ve listed them under broad categories of people you might want to buy them fo...


Illustrations of Chartography

I discovered this on ebay last week and had to buy it. Entitled “Illustrations in Chartography” it shows a series of different cartographic (or chartographic?) techniques used in the “School to buy ciprofloxacin Atlas of Physical Ge...


Burger Cartography

  I enjoy burgers and have a passion for maps and mapping, which is probably why Andrew Hill’s recent blog post “In Defense of Burger Cartography” offered a sufficiently large piece of bait for me to bite on and respond to (I...


The Ultimate Christmas List for Map Lovers

For an updated list click here. It is about this time of year that I get asked if I want anything in particular for Christmas. So for others in the same position, or if you are searching for a gift for a map obsessed loved one, here is my ultimate Ch...


In Maps We Trust

Of all the different types of data visualisation, maps* seem to have the best reputation. I think people are much less likely to trust a pie chart, for example, than a map. In a sense, this is amazing given that all maps are abstractions from reality...


Spin Off Tube Maps

I am currently reading Denis Wood’s excellent “Rethinking the Power of Maps“. In it he draws attention to Geoff Marshall‘s silly underground maps project. The project, and subsequent legal challenge from TFL, had completely pa...


Tales from the (former) LSE Geography Map Room

Last week I heard that the London School of Economics Geography Department was disposing of its maps and that anyone interested was free to rescue them. My first reaction was one of surprise as maps are one of the few things geographers are associate...


Magnificent Maps

Last Sunday I visited the Magnificent Maps Exhibition at the British Library. The exhibition has been hugely popular and I can see why- I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The amount of information within the maps means I want to make a second visit. My f...



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