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98 Marvellously Distinct Maps

From Edible City Maps to US Sitcom Maps

— April 9, 2014 — World
From maps that are completely accurate and edible, to others that graph just how mad people are around the world as expressed through social media, these distinct maps demonstrate the vast ways topography can be represented.

My personal favorite are the distinct maps created by Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin. The pair have put together a design that both showcases the food grown in certain countries, while actually making these places out of the edible substances. Not only is this extremely artistic, but it also helps to educate people around the world as to where certain food actually comes from.

Maps have come a long way over the past decade, with Google throwing a wrench in the traditional game of finding the way through town. High-tech or not, these maps are certainly distinct.
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Diva-Related Tweet Maps
Diva-Related Tweet Maps
This Map will Show You All the World's Tweets on Beyonce's Album Drop
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Moon Mass Maps
Moon Mass Maps
The NASA GRAIL Probes Measure Gravity and Size
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Artist-Spotting World Maps
Artist-Spotting World Maps
GIFography Lets You Track GIF Artists
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Nutritious Food Maps
Nutritious Food Maps
Photographer Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin Created These Maps
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Minimal Android Maps
Minimal Android Maps
Never Get Lost Again with the Updated Map App for Android
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94
Caffeinated City Maps (UPDATED)
Caffeinated City Maps (UPDATED)
The New York Coffee Map Now Includes Brooklyn and Queens
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93
Interactive Historical E-Maps
Interactive Historical E-Maps
The Google Maps Gallery Will Show Historical Information on New Maps
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92
Culture-Tracking Maps
Culture-Tracking Maps
The 'Stadtbilder' Map Uses Digital Traces to Locate Cultural Hotspots
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91
Moldy City Travel Maps
Moldy City Travel Maps
These Travel Maps Use Mold to Determine Optimal Routes
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90
Zoomable Paper Maps
Zoomable Paper Maps
Map2 by Anne Stauche is a Delightfully Low-Tech Way to Explore Cities
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89
Antarctic Time Zone Maps
Antarctic Time Zone Maps
Never Again Wonder the Time in the Southern Tundra of the North
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88
Story-Telling Mirror Maps
Story-Telling Mirror Maps
'Rotterdam Told by People' Visualizes Stories of Locals and Visitors
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87
Beautifully Swirled Map Designs
Beautifully Swirled Map Designs
The Amber Rousse Paper Maps are Colorful Creations
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Stitched Wooden Maps
Stitched Wooden Maps
These Wooden Casey Von Esteban Creations are Delicately Hand-Stitched
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Augmented Reality Maps
Augmented Reality Maps
The AR-MAPS App Works Can Detect Current Locations with a Simple Point
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Sketched Sci-fi Maps
Sketched Sci-fi Maps
Andrew Degraff Gives Fans an Illustrated Guide to Star Wars
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US Sitcom Maps
US Sitcom Maps
James Chapman Finds the American TV Show Filming Locations
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82
Sticky Note Maps
Sticky Note Maps
Nobutaka Aozaki is Creating a Map of Manhattan Using Only Paper Notes
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81
Travel Scratch Maps
Travel Scratch Maps
This Scratch Map Helps You Learn and Keep Track of Your Euro Travels
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80
Game Plumber-Themed Maps
Game Plumber-Themed Maps
Ken Kocses’ Super Mario-Themed Poster is the Ideal Map for Any Game
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79
Pro Vaccine Interactive Maps
Pro Vaccine Interactive Maps
This Map of Vaccine Preventable Outbreaks is a Startling Wake Up Call
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78
Social Media Exploration Maps
Social Media Exploration Maps
The ‘Etch Maps’ Visualize Your Urban Story and Experienc
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77
Wordy Geo-Political Maps
Wordy Geo-Political Maps
Martin Elmer's Laconic History of the World Chart is Verbose
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Sky-High Landscape Maps
Sky-High Landscape Maps
Hidden Journeys Provides Detailed Information About Popular Flight Paths
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Drone History Attack Maps
Drone History Attack Maps
Bloomberg's 'Drone War' Map Comprehensively Documents Automated Strikes
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Sustainable Tourism Maps
Sustainable Tourism Maps
Alastair Sawday Publishing Creates Travel Guides from Eco-Friendly Paper
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Feminized French Metro Maps
Feminized French Metro Maps
Métroféminin is a Redesigned Paris Metro Map That Honors Iconic Women
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Artery-Like Cyclist Maps
Artery-Like Cyclist Maps
These Brandon Martin-Anderson Maps are Veiny Depictions of Bike Paths
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Gamer Recreated Transit Maps
Gamer Recreated Transit Maps
Dave Delisle Recreates Washington's Metro Sytem as a Mario Map
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Social Pinboard Maps
Social Pinboard Maps
Pinterest's Place Pins Help to Curate Better Travel Boards
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69
Veiny Detailed River Maps
Veiny Detailed River Maps
Nelson Minar's Latest Illustrations Depict Every River in America
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Beer-Translating Language Maps
Beer-Translating Language Maps
The European Language Map Shows How to Say Beer in Several Dialects
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Meticulous Matchstick Maps
Meticulous Matchstick Maps
Early One Morning Paints the World with Thousands of Matchsticks
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Modern Laser Cartography
Modern Laser Cartography
Artist Dan Linden Makes Use of Futiristic Tools To Create Intricate Maps
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Pictorial Mosaic Maps
Pictorial Mosaic Maps
Sohei Nishino Proves that Old School Photography is Still Attention-Worthy
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Map-Enhanced Smartphone Cases
Map-Enhanced Smartphone Cases
Use the TopoCharger Case When Hiking to Keep You on Track
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3D-Infused Maps
3D-Infused Maps
Google Earth 3D for Mobile Gives Users a Full Topography View
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Topographically Accurate Transit Maps
Topographically Accurate Transit Maps
Corrected Subway Maps are Made to Fit an Internet Format
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Expansive Internet-Traveling Maps
Expansive Internet-Traveling Maps
This Internet Map Gives Users the Directions for Internet Use
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Cinematic Google Maps
Cinematic Google Maps
Tumblr User Tre Baker Turns Famous Film Scenes into Google Street Views
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Educational Sci-Fi Show Maps
Educational Sci-Fi Show Maps
The Dr. Who Tube Timeline Map Charts the History of Each Doctor
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Loaded English Dialect Maps
Loaded English Dialect Maps
Rick Aschmann's North American English Map Debunks Accent Myths
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Real-Time Video Tracking Maps
Real-Time Video Tracking Maps
Google Just Launched the YouTube Map Trends Application
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Caffeinated City Maps
Caffeinated City Maps
Butterfruit Labs Edited the Subway Map to Find the Best Coffee in NYC
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Crowdsourced Travel Maps
Crowdsourced Travel Maps
KLM's Must See Map Lets You & Friends Create Maps by Selecting Must-Sees
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Temporal-Based Transit Maps
Temporal-Based Transit Maps
The Time-Scale Commuter Rail Map Shows How Long Rides Can Be
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Crowdsourced Memory Maps
Crowdsourced Memory Maps
The 'Map Your Memories' Gets Artists to Make Personalized Manhattan Maps
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Pop Culture Review Maps
Pop Culture Review Maps
This Year in Review Infographic Charts the Course of Pop Culture in 2012
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State-Focused TV Maps
State-Focused TV Maps
This TV Show Map Highlights the Most Popular Show Set in Each State
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Synapse-Like Website Maps
Synapse-Like Website Maps
This Interactive Data Map of the Reddit Universe is Responsive
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Sprinkle-Accented Maps
Sprinkle-Accented Maps
This DIY Project Lets You Accentuate Customized Pictures with Sprinkles
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Simplistic Subway Maps
Simplistic Subway Maps
The Lineposters Take Transportation Back to the Basics
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Illegal Animated Internet Maps
Illegal Animated Internet Maps
Internet Census 2012 Infected 420,000 Computers to Gauge Web Usage
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Meticulous Hand-Drawn Maps
Meticulous Hand-Drawn Maps
Jenni Sparks Draws London City with an Artistic Touch
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Toy Brick Subway Maps
Toy Brick Subway Maps
A Series of LEGO Maps for the London Underground are Made Entirely of Toys
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Monumental Geometric Graphic Maps
Monumental Geometric Graphic Maps
This Map of U.S.A is Depicted in Flat Shapes
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Stamp-Clad Maps
Stamp-Clad Maps
The Letter to our World Project Unites Humanity in the Pursuit of Happiness
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Virtual Middle Earth Maps
Virtual Middle Earth Maps
This Chrome Experiment Brings the Middle Earth Map to Life
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Interactive Eco Maps
Interactive Eco Maps
This Educational Map Shows US Carbon Emissions By Individual Zip Codes
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Pinnable City Maps
Pinnable City Maps
Palomar's New Felt Map Lets You Pin Nostalgic Memories and Discoveries
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Cross-Country Bike Route Maps
Cross-Country Bike Route Maps
‘The United Bike Lanes of America’ Infographic is Super
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Search Engine Treasure Maps
Search Engine Treasure Maps
The Google Treasure Hunt Sounds Like an April Fool's Day Prank
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Selfie-Snapping City Charts
Selfie-Snapping City Charts
These Selfie Pictures Show Which Cities are the Most Selfie Active
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Hip Hop Hometown Maps
Hip Hop Hometown Maps
The New York City Rap Artist Infographic Depicts Rap Heritage
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Artisitic Pop Culture Maps
Artisitic Pop Culture Maps
City Print Transforms Popular Maps into Frame-Worthy Art Pieces
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Sketched City Maps
Sketched City Maps
Christopher Estes City Blueprints Layout Important Landmarks
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Map Adorned Journals
Map Adorned Journals
The Paula Scher 'Maps' Mini Notebook Collection Guides Your Way
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Stitched Pop Culture Maps
Stitched Pop Culture Maps
This Legend of Zelda Map Brings a Lot of Hand Stitched Detail
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Rock Music Maps
Rock Music Maps
The Heavy Metal Bands Per Capita Infographic Shows the Density of Punks
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Interactive Cyber Attack Maps
Interactive Cyber Attack Maps
The Kaspersky Labs 3D Map Shows Global Cyber Attacks in Real Time
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Socially Tagged Travel Maps
Socially Tagged Travel Maps
Quartz' Graphic Shares the Top 25 Facebook Check-In Locations
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Sponge-Made Maps
Sponge-Made Maps
Jeffrey Allen Price Renders the World Using a Common Kitchen Product
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Edible City Maps
Edible City Maps
The Atelier Food Project by PJADAD Design is Made from Groceries
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Map-Made Portraits
Map-Made Portraits
Artist Ed Fairburn Creates Human Depictions Using the Chaotic Lines of an Atlas
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Surreal Food Maps
Surreal Food Maps
Unique Maps Made Entirely Of Food
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Vibrantly Illustrated Map Designs
Vibrantly Illustrated Map Designs
This World Map is Inspired by Illustrators and Storytellers
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Money-Made Maps
Money-Made Maps
The Currencies Around the World Maps Look Rather Expensive
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Rubber City Maps
Rubber City Maps
Beirut Map Art by Marwan Rechmaoui Emphasizes Class Differences
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World-Traveling Tracking Maps
World-Traveling Tracking Maps
This Scratch Travel Map Lets you Keep Track of Visited Destinations
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Recycled Relief Maps
Recycled Relief Maps
The Urban Narratives Exhibition by Matthew Picton Features 3D Topographies
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Recycled Map Wallets
Recycled Map Wallets
Mighty Wallet Takes Intricate Recycled Paper & Makes 100% Biodegradable Goods
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Social Media Hate Maps
Social Media Hate Maps
Humboldt State University's Hate Heat Map Shows Where American Bigotry Is
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Blustery Aerial Maps
Blustery Aerial Maps
The National Weather Service 'Wind Map' is an Airy View of the U.S.
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Reality-Rendered Google Maps
Reality-Rendered Google Maps
Aram Bartholl Augments Reality in Three Cities
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Pinnable Model Planets
Pinnable Model Planets
The Cork Globe is an Interactive Spherical Map to Which You Can Stick Tacks
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Combustible Matchstick Maps
Combustible Matchstick Maps
U.S.A. (burnt/unburnt) by Claire Fontaine is Frighteningly Flammable
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Interactive Global Cat Maps
Interactive Global Cat Maps
This Fun Cat Map App Lets Users Track All Cat Residents of the World
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Pixelated World Maps
Pixelated World Maps
TofufuStudio Imagines the Globe in 8-Bit Form
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Gigantic Retro Wall Maps
Gigantic Retro Wall Maps
PIXERS Offers Decorations for Avid Travelers
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Personalized Typographic Love Maps
Personalized Typographic Love Maps
This Personalized Map Heart Makes the Perfect Wedding Gift
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Interactive Infographic Maps
Interactive Infographic Maps
'Magnifying the Universe' Lets You See Everything That Exists
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Colorful Animal Maps
Colorful Animal Maps
The Urban Legends Collection Offers Cute Cards of Various Land Masses
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British Rock Band Maps
British Rock Band Maps
James Chapman's UK Map Shows Where the Best British Bands Got Started
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Vibrant Conceptual City Maps
Vibrant Conceptual City Maps
Jazzberry Blue's Abstract City Maps are Imaginatively Informative
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Fictional TV-Inspired Maps
Fictional TV-Inspired Maps
The 'Geography of Lost' Chart Outlines Fabricated On-Screen Locations
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Interactive Fantasy Movie Maps
Interactive Fantasy Movie Maps
This Interactive Middle Earth Map Lets You Explore any Route
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Mind-Blowing Moving Maps
Mind-Blowing Moving Maps
Time-lapse Map of Europe Shows Region's Growth from 1000 A.D. to 2003
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Storm-Locating Maps
Storm-Locating Maps
The Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map Helps to Prepare for This Natural Disaster
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Famous TV Location Maps
Famous TV Location Maps
This Walking Dead Map Takes Fans on a Tour of Filming Locations in Atlanta
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