Friday, March 21, 2014

Urbane Maps

Wow, the website Map Urbane is really cool. It crowdsources what people are writing about places and uses that to label places on maps instead of the names on places.

It was created by a recent Cornell alum, who posted his take on the Cornell campus today. I love the line "It's all about using the right formula" near the T & AM building. (May the T & AM department rest in peace.) I think that is one of Andy Ruina's lines!

There's some really cool stuff in here. The map for Los Angeles is meh, but the urbane map for Seoul is really damn funny when the words are translated into English. Boston has some amusing stuff, and I am sure that many of the others do as well.

(Tip of the cap to Cornell Alumni Association.)

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