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Mapping the Archives

The Osher Map Library’s digital collections are beautiful and complex.

Future Tense
June 27 2016 11:20 AM“Let's Meet at usage.ample.soup”: An Ingenious New Way to Identify Every Spot on the Planet
The Eye
May 13 2016 8:58 AMMesmerizing Maps of the World’s Tangled Highway Interchanges
The Eye
Jan. 19 2016 11:33 AMCan You Find Your Stop on This Map of 214 Cities’ Subway Lines?
The Eye
Dec. 4 2015 12:31 PMLook How Elegant Chicago’s “L” Map Would Be if Frank Lloyd Wright Had Designed It
Books
Nov. 5 2015 4:22 PMBeautiful and Surprising Maps of the Worlds Within BooksAndrew DeGraff’s remarkable “literary atlas” Plotted.
The Vault
Oct. 9 2015 10:23 AMA Sailor’s Annotated Map of the Pacific Illustrates a Tour of Duty During WWII 
Culturebox
Sept. 2 2015 5:57 AMThe United Slang of AmericaIf every state had an official word, what would it be? (Connecticut, you get glawackus.)
The Vault
July 22 2015 12:07 PMA Beautiful 1930s Sportsman’s Map of American Saltwater Fish
The Eye
June 22 2015 9:07 AMThese Colorful 1870s Census Maps Were Remade With Current U.S. Statistical Data
The Vault
Feb. 27 2015 11:46 AMA Tourist Map of Occupied Paris, Issued to German Soldiers During WWII
The Back End
Dec. 29 2014 3:00 AMSeven Wonders of the Modern WorldA quest to identify the top technological marvels of the contemporary age.
The Vault
Dec. 3 2014 12:15 PMMap Shows Where the Juvenile Delinquents Lived in Depression-Era D.C.
Technology
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AMThe United States of Reddit How social media is redrawing our borders. 
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PMWhere Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains.
The Vault
Oct. 14 2014 3:39 PMThis Map Shows Just How Divided the U.S. Was on Civil Rights in 1949
Bad Astronomy
May 13 2016 9:00 AMHere Be Robots: A Medieval Map of Mars
The Eye
Feb. 16 2016 9:02 AMThis Graphic Designer Makes Beautiful, Hand-Painted U.S. Maps That Aren’t Always Accurate
Crime
Dec. 31 2015 10:04 AMHow Many People Have Been Shot in Your Neighborhood This Year?A map of shootings in America.
The Eye
Nov. 25 2015 10:27 AMA Bitingly Satirical Map of the World According to ISIS
The Vault
Nov. 4 2015 12:50 PMThese 18th- and 19th-Century “Dissected Maps” Were the First Jigsaw Puzzles
The Eye
Sept. 8 2015 10:42 AMMeet One of the Last Studios on Earth Making Exquisite Old World–Style Globes by Hand
The XX Factor
July 28 2015 2:27 PMThese States Sell “Choose Life” License Plates and Give the Money to Anti-Abortion Organizations
Jurisprudence
June 26 2015 10:58 AMThe Gay Marriage MapEach state’s legal status on gay marriage.
The Vault
April 1 2015 10:16 AMA Chart of New Guinea in 1901, When the Island Was Halfway Between Unmapped and Mapped
The Vault
Jan. 23 2015 10:01 AMThe Info-Dense Maps Civilians Used to Follow WWII From the Home Front
Future Tense
Dec. 15 2014 6:44 PMRich L.A. Residents Appalled That GPS Apps Send Traffic Into Their Neighborhoods
The Vault
Nov. 7 2014 12:14 PMA Depression-Era Map Showing the Robust State of College Football in 1938
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PMA Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
The Vault
Oct. 16 2014 1:35 PMThe Ottoman Empire’s First Map of the Newly Minted United States
Culturebox
Oct. 10 2014 8:57 AMManifest DensityUse our interactive map to figure out how many sparsely populated flyover states it takes to equal one densely packed New York City.

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