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74 Benchmark Maps

From Candy Topography to Linguistic Turf Wars

— October 21, 2009 — Pop Culture
It’s not very easy to get lost anymore, especially with Google Maps systematically obtaining high-res images of major cities around the globe. These virtual tours are radically changing the way we navigate through life. There are also other interesting maps that Trend Hunter doesn’t want you to forget about. Find whatever you can possibly desire with these benchmark maps.
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Google Strongly Involved With US Elections
Google Strongly Involved With US Elections
Twitter & Google Super Tuesday Map
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TrendHunter.com Broken by a Map  (WHAT?)
TrendHunter.com Broken by a Map (WHAT?)
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Mobile Interactive Maps
Mobile Interactive Maps
Google Earth for iPhone
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Google 411 Now Has Maps
Google 411 Now Has Maps
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70
Mapping Evolution
Mapping Evolution
Time Machine Effect Launches With Google Earth Historical Images
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69
Virtual Diseases
Virtual Diseases
HealthMap Lists and Tracks Infections Worldwide So You Know Where Not to Vacation
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68
Interactive Garage Sale Finders
Interactive Garage Sale Finders
The Yard Sale Treasure Map Marks Bargains for Tight Budgets
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67
Real-Time Smog Logs
Real-Time Smog Logs
UK 'MESSAGE' Program Maps Traffic Pollution in a Google Maps Overlay
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Cell Phones to Map Environmental Pollutants
Cell Phones to Map Environmental Pollutants
PEIR by UCLA
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65
Outbreak Monitors
Outbreak Monitors
Google Maps That Show Swine Flu Outbreak
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64
Surname Popularity Contests
Surname Popularity Contests
Dynastree Genealogy Maps Expose the Roots of Your Family Tree
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63
Sugar Daddy Mapping
Sugar Daddy Mapping
The Yuppie Locator Charts the Lives of Manhattanites
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Live Shopping Tracking
Live Shopping Tracking
Real Life Fashion Stalking Begins With The Zappos Map
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61
Geek Maps
Geek Maps
Must-See Sci-Fi Sights Around the U.S. in One Handy PDF
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60
Swarm Maps
Swarm Maps
New Way to Browse the Web
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59
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
"Sod Abroad" Promotion
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58
Mall Map-Inspired Decor
Mall Map-Inspired Decor
Recycled 'You Are Here' Doormat States the Obvious
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57
Map-Making Mats
Map-Making Mats
'Dimension' Floor Memorizes Your Frequent Walking Patterns
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56
Mega-Multimedia Maps
Mega-Multimedia Maps
Iriver M7 NV GPS is a Guide to Good Times, Music and Movies
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55
Designer Fly Swatter
Designer Fly Swatter
Milan Street Map Pattern
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Projecting Maps
Projecting Maps
The Maptor Shines On a Wall to Show You the Way
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53
Interactive Olympic Maps
Interactive Olympic Maps
Medal Count From 1896 to 2004
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52
Google Earth Tours
Google Earth Tours
Disney World Interactive Mega Map
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51
Satellite Sea Bottoms
Satellite Sea Bottoms
Google Earth Now Shows The Ocean Floor on Bathymetric Maps
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50
Horizonless Projections
Horizonless Projections
Here & There Maps Show Uptown & Downtown Manhattan
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49
Gas Price Maps
Gas Price Maps
GasBuddy
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48
Papyrus Ski Maps
Papyrus Ski Maps
The MYWAY Scroll
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47
Fast Food Maps
Fast Food Maps
Visualizing the Distance Between the Nearest Golden Arches
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Clustr Maps
Clustr Maps
Geo Locate Visitors to Your Site
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45
Flashlight Maps
Flashlight Maps
Owen Song's Light Concept Guides You Through Your Adventures
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Google Maps for Mobile
Google Maps for Mobile
Cell Phone Knows Where You Are
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Wiener Subway Maps
Wiener Subway Maps
Michael Hertz's Re-Designed Map Isn't Well Endowed
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42
Hidden Images in Maps
Hidden Images in Maps
Animals On The Underground
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41
Tracking Fictional Travels
Tracking Fictional Travels
A Map of Tintin's Journeys Around the World
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40
Bringing Refugee Camps Into Focus
Bringing Refugee Camps Into Focus
Google Earth Maps Refugee Crises
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39
Stamp Maps
Stamp Maps
Marc Alcock Creates Postage World Map
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38
Linguistic Turf Wars
Linguistic Turf Wars
Soda vs Pop Map Settles the Score
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Recycled Map Envelopes
Recycled Map Envelopes
Learn Geography, Send Your Letter
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36
Web-Savvy Cannabis Clubs
Web-Savvy Cannabis Clubs
WeedMaps.com is Like Yelp.com for Pot Dispensaries
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35
Transit Map Jewelry
Transit Map Jewelry
NYC Metro Cuffs Make Navigating the Big Apple Easy
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34
Street Map Quilts
Street Map Quilts
Stitched Soft-Maps Turn City Streets to Warm Sleep
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33
Microfiber Maps
Microfiber Maps
Rand McNally Waterproof 'fabMAP' Doubles as Handkerchief and Screen Cleaner
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32
Interactive Bombing Maps
Interactive Bombing Maps
Carlos Labs Scary Scenario Maps Lets You Test Virtual Weapons
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31
1980s Movie Map Guides
1980s Movie Map Guides
Interactive Google Map Guide to 'Ghostbusters' Tours New York
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30
Gmaps Pedometer
Gmaps Pedometer
Let Google Track Your Run
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29
Embroidered Urban Maps
Embroidered Urban Maps
Liz Kueneke Lets Crafters Stitch Details of Their Community
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Music-Map
Music-Map
The Coolest New Way to Find Music You'll Love
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27
Heat Map of the Homeless
Heat Map of the Homeless
Can You Say Big Brother?
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26
Google Maps Typography
Google Maps Typography
Rhett Dashwood Turns Aerial Shots Into the Alphabet
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25
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
MapJack Leaves Google Lost
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Using Google Maps for Evil
Using Google Maps for Evil
Spotting Empty Pools for Trespassing
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23
Candy Topography
Candy Topography
Paul Baker's ‘Sweet Map of the UK' Shows Stonehenge, Loch Ness
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22
Neighboroo
Neighboroo
Google Maps by Income, Politics, Crime Rate, Ethnicity, etc.
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Controversial Map Ads
Controversial Map Ads
Absolut Vodka Appologizes for World Mexico
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20
Emotional City Maps
Emotional City Maps
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Personalized Genealogy Maps
Personalized Genealogy Maps
Worldnames by Public Profiler
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18
Beer States
Beer States
Branded Label Map
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17
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
GPS System Pinpoints Location on Subway Car Ceilings
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16
Out-Of-This-World Design
Out-Of-This-World Design
Google Maps Reveals Satellite Views on Field Art (UPDATE)
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15
Geographic Dishware
Geographic Dishware
Map Plates
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14
Clothes Made of Paper Maps
Clothes Made of Paper Maps
"Les Robes Geographiques"
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13
3D Travel Websites
3D Travel Websites
'OnionMap' 3-D City Exploring
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Topographic Carpets
Topographic Carpets
The Map Rug by Harry Allen is the Modern Equivalent to Oriental
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11
Map Phones
Map Phones
Google Launches The G1 Phone
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10
Earthly Map Creatures
Earthly Map Creatures
Images Created From Geographic Shapes Without Touching Scale
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9
Statistics-Skewed World Maps
Statistics-Skewed World Maps
Population Maps Alter the World as We Know It
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8
Fornication-Flagging Websites
Fornication-Flagging Websites
IJustMadeLove.com Creates an International Sex Map
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Googling for Drugs
Googling for Drugs
Pot Locator Using Google Maps for Weed
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6
Location-Based Social Mapping
Location-Based Social Mapping
Loopt on Your Mobile
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Custom Fantasy Lands
Custom Fantasy Lands
Kindlandia Map Creator Lets You Design Your Own World
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Daylight Maps
Daylight Maps
Google's World Sunlight Map Shows Where Its Day and Night
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3
Geotagged Graffiti
Geotagged Graffiti
Street Art Fans Use Google Maps Street View to Locate Best Pieces in UK
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Super Close Google Maps
Super Close Google Maps
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World Map Body Paint Bikinis
World Map Body Paint Bikinis
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2009 Shows Worldly Brooklyn Decker
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