October 4, 2001 12:03 PM   Subscribe

Maps. Recent events have sent me all over bookstores and the web to look at and learn from maps. This is the best, and one of the least known sites. For current events, try the Middle East and Afghanistan sections, but don't miss the incredibel Historical maps collection.
posted by geronimo_rex (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
i haven't looked at the collection referenced here but i will bet dollars-to-krispy-kreme-doughnuts that David Rumsey will give UT a run for their money.

from, oddly enough, metafilter.
posted by donkeysuck at 12:36 PM on October 4, 2001

Thank you for the groovy links! I, too, have a map fetish these days and I've had trouble finding good ones. I'll try out Rumsey, too.

donkeysuck, next time you're in Atlanta, let's get the KK's while they're hot! :-) [are the servers really slow today, or is it just Earthlink??]
posted by misangela at 12:54 PM on October 4, 2001

What a great set of historical maps. There's even one showing my hometown getting squashed during the civil war.

One of the best maps I've found is the Caspian Region map from the May 1999 issue of National Geographic. It's been on my wall for the past month and puts the whole region into perspective.
posted by Alison at 2:03 PM on October 4, 2001

The "Perry-CastaƱeda Library Map Collection" at the U Texas site is one of the greatest, most enduring web sites on the Internet. Heavy content, minimal design, reliable servers, no ads.
posted by Mo Nickels at 2:13 PM on October 4, 2001

Nuke fun: Blast Mapper: Map a Blast
posted by otherchaz at 3:35 PM on October 4, 2001

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, UC Berkeley's Geography department is having a map sale.
posted by JDC8 at 8:26 PM on October 5, 2001

oh crap.... maps! ... and I had so much planned to do this weekend...
posted by normy at 9:47 PM on October 5, 2001

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