What’s in a Surname?. (via) “A new view of the United States based on the distribution of common last names shows centuries of history and echoes some of America’s great immigration sagas.” (Map: Mina Liu; Oliver Uberti, NGM Staff. Source: James Cheshire, Paul Longley, and Pablo Mateos, University College London.)
A Cadger’s Map of a Begging District. Frontispiece to The Slang Dictionary; or, the Vulgar Words, Street Phrases and Fast Expression of High and Low Society. (via)
About Costa Rica, Nicaragua, their mutual border, and Google | Ogle Earth. (via)
Nicaragua did not mistakenly enter Costa Rican territory because it relied on Google Maps. Ortega’s justification for Nicaragua’s actions appeal to documents from the 19th century; Pastora’s mention of Google Maps is just a taunt.
This whole thing, after going to Nicaragua last winter, makes me wonder:
Is there a (preferably German) word for the residual interest/affection you feel about places you’ve visited only for a short time?
“Nostalgia” is too yearn-y and past-oriented. It’s more like wanting to be in touch with the Now that you’re missing over there.
Race and ethnicity: Atlanta by Eric Fischer.
I was astounded by Bill Rankin’s map of Chicago’s racial and ethnic divides and wanted to see what other cities looked like mapped the same way. To match his map, Red is White, Blue is Black, Green is Asian, Orange is Hispanic, Gray is Other, and each dot is 25 people. Data from Census 2000.
Lonesome Dove Map
Here is portion of a very cool map of the path of the main characters in Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove. It’s in the July 2010 edition of Texas Monthly magazine.
One of my favorite books ever. Usually my first recommendation for people looking for something, anything to read.
Map of US Census Bureau’s geographical regions. I always mix up the north and northeast subdivisions.
Watching The Maltese Falcon last month inspired me to read the original. It’s cool to see the names of streets and places I recognize. When I visited SF last year, my hotel was right in the thick of it.
The Revolution Will Be Mapped. “GIS mapping technology is helping underprivileged communities get better services — from education and transportation to health care and law enforcement — by showing exactly what discrimination looks like.”
Old American road maps like this one were mentioned as one of the many influences on the Here & There horizon-less maps of Manhattan. Looks like a decades-old predecessor of Google Street View!