Monday, March 31, 2003
Matthew Whites Twentieth Century
Rebecca points to Matthew Whites Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, a collection of maps, charts and other historical data that he apparently has compiled or drawn himself. Lots of data (and opinion!), though the graphics are a little crude. But dont miss his massive historical maps links page.
Iconomys Map Links
Ive always been jealous of Iconomy; she has the bestest posts on MetaFilter and finds the most interesting web things. In the midst of a map frame of mind herself, she presents three, count em, three links to map sites: this page of cartographic curiosities, including caricatures in the shapes of countries; this collection of literary maps, i.e., maps of places that exist only in books; and, though I myself have never been a fan of Hardy, these maps of Hardys Wessex.
Maps of Iraq and the Perry-Castañena Map Collection
This page of very good maps of Iraq was actually the impetus for this blog: it reminded me of my lifelong interest in maps, and made me realize that there was a wealth of material online about which I knew very little. Its also an excellent segue to the equally excellent Perry-Castaņeda Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, where its easy to get lost among the high-resolution scans of many, many interesting maps.
What better way to begin a weblog focused on maps on the web than to link to Oddens Bookmarks, a site with over 20,000 links to cartographic resources? I havent searched through this site much yet where to begin? but Im sure Ill be referring to it whenever I try to construct posts in the future. (via MetaFilter)