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Maps new and old. Music maps - Find out who is listening to what and where l Cool Google Maps - Who knew maps could be fun? l Subway maps on five continents l Free printable world map and blank maps l Free Clustr Maps - Locate all site visitors. l Index of some users of WorldKit - Easy web mapping (including the excellent and previously mentioned, RSOE HAVARIA Emergency and Disaster Information Service) l Number of Inhabitants Per Doctor around the world l And some beautiful antique, old and vintage maps, such as this one of the names of the Mediterranean winds in five languages.

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posted by nickyskye (17 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
With all these maps, who would have thought Americans need more?
posted by b1tr0t at 8:59 AM on November 4, 2007


With Americans like Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2007 ...maps definitely fall on deaf eyes.
posted by nickyskye at 9:05 AM on November 4, 2007


Also, don't forget the CIA's excellent reference maps. The PDF versions are built with layers and are very easy to edit in Illustrator - perfect for the armchair nation builder.
posted by b1tr0t at 9:07 AM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Chicago's Festival Of Maps kicked off this week, I believe.
posted by sparkletone at 9:29 AM on November 4, 2007


"Who knew maps could be fun?" What the hell kind of a question is that? Imagine having such an impoverished sense of curiosity that you never felt that maps were fun.
posted by argybarg at 10:12 AM on November 4, 2007 [1 favorite]


Interesting music map. The Beatles sure are popular. Enya is big in Nigeria--who knew? Check out Iraq if you want to see what the American armed forces are listening to.
posted by hydrophonic at 10:27 AM on November 4, 2007


Yeah hydrophonic, isn't that map interesting? I think the Beatles are used around the world to learn English as well. Check out what's hot in Iran: Pink Floyd, Metallica, Anathema, Celine Dion...what a combo. Since I have no idea who the Iranian top of the pops is, Hayedeh, I can google that to hear what they sound like on YouTube. Or Keripatih in Indonesia. etc. I like the geography-music mashup.
posted by nickyskye at 10:51 AM on November 4, 2007


So, According to Gracenote Central America is now in North America and Belize no longer exists. Hmmm.

It's a cool and interesting thing, though.
posted by micayetoca at 11:27 AM on November 4, 2007


Someone tell me that there's a software bug which is causing Linkin Park to be listed in the top 10 of every country on the map...please...
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 11:29 AM on November 4, 2007


Agreed, waaaaaaay too much Linkin Park on that list. They suck globally... what's the deal?

Amazing to see how some albums that have come and gone here are in the current top 10. Backstreet Boys are still considerably famous in China, "Confessions On A Dance Floor" is doing well in Germany.

James Blunt and Jack Johnson cling to the bottom of the Canadian album chart, oh man.
posted by ageispolis at 11:59 AM on November 4, 2007


...and the Pixies are in the top 10 of Afghanistan.

Hell yeah, mission accomplished.
posted by ageispolis at 12:06 PM on November 4, 2007 [2 favorites]


You know that Linkin Park thing, that it's top of the pops in so many countries seemed damn fishy to me too. So I put "Linkin Park" into Google Video and was pretty amazed how many videos there are with five stars. Just tons of them. 9 pages in it's still five stars for every video...huh.
posted by nickyskye at 1:40 PM on November 4, 2007


I really liked the maps of the metro systems. I like how stylized and schematic the maps are.
posted by philfromhavelock at 6:00 PM on November 4, 2007


Copies of Linkin Park's debut sold: 24,000,000
Seconds of a Linkin Park song I can stand: 10
posted by obvious at 10:36 PM on November 4, 2007


WikiMapia is cool, although sometimes slow loading. Basically, it allows for user-entered content regarding locations around the world. Pretty neat.
posted by Deathalicious at 4:45 PM on November 5, 2007


Mmmmm... I love me some maps.
posted by desjardins at 8:04 PM on November 5, 2007


It's good to see that Israel and Saudi Arabia are united in their love for the Beatles.
posted by mullingitover at 8:44 AM on November 8, 2007


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