19 January 2008

custom cartography

i was talking to my friend on the east coast and confessed that I didn't have much of an idea where certain cities are in relation to one another. For example, is Boston north or south of NYC? i guessed north, but if the answer had been south I would not have been surprised. She was nice enough to send me a map of the area. I thought it was funny.

Notice the prominent landmarks (lakes), and the not-to-scale states of Alaska and Hawaii. Also the approximate location of major metropolitan areas. It gets no better.

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