Towards A MapPorn Aesthetic

Let’s think about some of the ways to improve the quality of content on MapPorn. For a long time, I was of the opinion that the community can decide what they like. That’s what the theory is behind the voting. However, there has been an undercurrent of users who want to have increased moderation. They […]

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Slide Show Sources

MapPorn URL: Longest straight line you could sail without touching land: Original Post: Journal Article: MIT Technology Review Article: Ottoman Atlas: Original Post: Washington Post Article: Longest Photo: Original Post: Photographer’s report: Map Contest Winners: Medieval Trade Routes and Geography Manhattan’s Hidden Etymology The Peloponnesian War Wyoming’s Secret Edges

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Where to Find Quality Maps

A frequent critique of /r/MapPorn is that there is not enough quality content. Fortunately the internet is full of places where users can find beautiful maps to share with the community. This post is an attempt to share some of these resources. Check out some of them, and try submitting a map to /r/MapPorn. David […]

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Google Earth: Constructive Criticism

Google Earth is a powerful and widely adopted tool for geographic applications. It’s long history, free usage and association with Google has made it ubiquitous. Because of this it is common all over the world for the layman to use as a geographic application. No other software even comes close to Google Earth’s market share. […]

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