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Even as We Navigate the Digital Era, Paper Maps Refuse to Fold

In an era where Google and other online maps rule, a passionate cadre of cartographers are struggling to keep the paper map from going the way of the handwritten letter. One paper map of Memphis highlights 137 points of interest related to Elvis.

Reimagined: Map Shows City’s Many ‘Hills,’ ‘Villes,’ and ‘Ills

Boston Reimagined: Map Shows City’s Many ‘Hills,’ ‘Villes,’ and ‘Ills’ - Boston.com

51 - A Colour Map of Utopia

“A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at”, said Oscar Wilde...‘Utopia’ is a Greek neologism invented by the author of the eponymous satire, Thomas More, and can be translated as ‘Nowhere’. (Read more at http://bigthink.com)

The first map with illustrated landmarks and former locations that lets you visualize Elvis’s life in Memphis.

The terrifying true story of the garbage that could kill the whole human race

Global ocean currents and garbage patch gyres. The garbage that could kill the whole human race — Matter — Medium

The Western Hemisphere, by John Cary, 1799 This map shows the explorations of Captain Cook to Hawaii (or Sandwich Isles), and the borders of the United States, prior to the Louisiana Purchase, leading only to the Mississippi River. It rather optimistically shows Alaska and California (or New Albion) as territories belonging to the United Kingdom.

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives