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73 Modified Maps

Innovations in Maps, from Colortastic Literal Maps to Subway Skirts

— June 2, 2010 — Pop Culture
GPS systems may have taken a permanent seat in our lives, but society will always have a use for maps--if not the conventional kind. One use for mapping is to allow for better organization and display of stats, which might explain some of these innovations in maps like fornication-flagging maps, live shopping tracking and salacious spending maps.

On the other hand, maps can provide artistic inspiration such as in the case of hand-pierced map jewelry and geographic shelves. Click through this collection of innovations in maps to see even more unique and modified ways to map!
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Britain's Busy Skies
Britain's Busy Skies
'Bizarre' Levels of UFO Sightings
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Informative Rain Protectors
Informative Rain Protectors
The Umbrella Guide Master Keeps Out the Water and Disorientation
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Geotagged City Centers
Geotagged City Centers
The Geotaggers' World Atlas Reveals Where People are Snapping Pics
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Salacious Spending Maps
Salacious Spending Maps
LoveHoney Sex Map Plots Out Where People Spend on Erotica
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Real-Time Smog Logs
Real-Time Smog Logs
UK 'MESSAGE' Program Maps Traffic Pollution in a Google Maps Overlay
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Criminal iPhone Trackers
Criminal iPhone Trackers
The Offender Locator App Finds Sex Offenders in Your Area
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Surname Popularity Contests
Surname Popularity Contests
Dynastree Genealogy Maps Expose the Roots of Your Family Tree
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Cell Phones to Map Environmental Pollutants
Cell Phones to Map Environmental Pollutants
PEIR by UCLA
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Realtime Nightlife Hotspots
Realtime Nightlife Hotspots
CitySense
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Interactive Eco Awareness
Interactive Eco Awareness
BreathingEarth
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Local Fresh Food Locator
Local Fresh Food Locator
Local Harvest
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Live Shopping Tracking
Live Shopping Tracking
Real Life Fashion Stalking Begins With The Zappos Map
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Sugar Daddy Mapping
Sugar Daddy Mapping
The Yuppie Locator Charts the Lives of Manhattanites
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Subway Skirts
Subway Skirts
The NYC Map Dress is Fashionable and Direction-Friendly
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Virtual Mindmapping
Virtual Mindmapping
'Personal Brain' Software Opens up the Realm of Information
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Swarm Maps
Swarm Maps
New Way to Browse the Web
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City Map Kichenware
City Map Kichenware
Metrobowls are Based on Maps of Amsterdam and New York City
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Mood-Based City Navigation
Mood-Based City Navigation
I Feel London/Toronto/NYC
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Low-Tech Zoomable Maps
Low-Tech Zoomable Maps
Map Squared Unfolds to Detailed Areas
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Moldy Public Transit Art
Moldy Public Transit Art
Brainless Slime Mold Naturally Recreates Tokyo Rail System Design
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Data Mining Google
Data Mining Google
U.S. Circulatory System of Highways
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Map-Making Mats
Map-Making Mats
'Dimension' Floor Memorizes Your Frequent Walking Patterns
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Spiderweb Topography
Spiderweb Topography
New York City Cut Out Map Shows the Five Boroughs in Mind-Boggling Detail
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Online Cartography
Online Cartography
Kevin Kelly Interprets the Web With the ‘Internet Mapping Project'
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Interactive Olympic Maps
Interactive Olympic Maps
Medal Count From 1896 to 2004
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Google Earth Tours
Google Earth Tours
Disney World Interactive Mega Map
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Wiener Subway Maps
Wiener Subway Maps
Michael Hertz's Re-Designed Map Isn't Well Endowed
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Projecting Maps
Projecting Maps
The Maptor Shines On a Wall to Show You the Way
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Glowing Globe
Glowing Globe
3D Atlas & Constellations in One
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Tracking Fictional Travels
Tracking Fictional Travels
A Map of Tintin's Journeys Around the World
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Colortastic Literal Maps
Colortastic Literal Maps
The 'One Planet Version 3' by Harajukumatt is a Treat for the Eyes
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Horizonless Projections
Horizonless Projections
Here & There Maps Show Uptown & Downtown Manhattan
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North American Obesity
North American Obesity
The Skinny on Canadians
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Satellite Sea Bottoms
Satellite Sea Bottoms
Google Earth Now Shows The Ocean Floor on Bathymetric Maps
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Gas Price Maps
Gas Price Maps
GasBuddy
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Papyrus Ski Maps
Papyrus Ski Maps
The MYWAY Scroll
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Teen Star Tourist Maps
Teen Star Tourist Maps
The 'Bieber-iffic! Map to Stratford' Capitalizes on Bieber Fever
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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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Stamp Maps
Stamp Maps
Marc Alcock Creates Postage World Map
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Clustr Maps
Clustr Maps
Geo Locate Visitors to Your Site
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Map Bound Travel Journals
Map Bound Travel Journals
Maps On Leather Creates Unique Scrapbooks for Globe Trotters
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Recycled Map Envelopes
Recycled Map Envelopes
Learn Geography, Send Your Letter
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Microfiber Maps
Microfiber Maps
Rand McNally Waterproof 'fabMAP' Doubles as Handkerchief and Screen Cleaner
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Disney Google Earth Tour
Disney Google Earth Tour
3D Virtual Disney World (UPDATE)
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1980s Movie Map Guides
1980s Movie Map Guides
Interactive Google Map Guide to 'Ghostbusters' Tours New York
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Embroidered Urban Maps
Embroidered Urban Maps
Liz Kueneke Lets Crafters Stitch Details of Their Community
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Interactive Bombing Maps
Interactive Bombing Maps
Carlos Labs Scary Scenario Maps Lets You Test Virtual Weapons
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25
Gmaps Pedometer
Gmaps Pedometer
Let Google Track Your Run
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Heat Map of the Homeless
Heat Map of the Homeless
Can You Say Big Brother?
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Helpful Umbrellas
Helpful Umbrellas
'The Guide' Shows Tourists the Way
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Music-Map
Music-Map
The Coolest New Way to Find Music You'll Love
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Very Detailed Street View City Tours
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
MapJack Leaves Google Lost
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Trend Forecast Maps
Trend Forecast Maps
Geography by Innovation is Better Than the Weather Network
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Beer States
Beer States
Branded Label Map
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Geographic Dishware
Geographic Dishware
Map Plates
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Cartographic Clothing
Cartographic Clothing
Elisabeth Lecourt's Map Dresses Will Help You Get Around
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Location-Mapping Earrings
Location-Mapping Earrings
The Fluid Forms Streets Earrings Help You Show City Pride
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Scrunchable Maps
Scrunchable Maps
The Crumbled City Map by Emanuele Pizzolorusso
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Clothes Made of Paper Maps
Clothes Made of Paper Maps
"Les Robes Geographiques"
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Topographic Carpets
Topographic Carpets
The Map Rug by Harry Allen is the Modern Equivalent to Oriental
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Suggestive Gayvertising
Suggestive Gayvertising
The Black Tulip Gay Hotel's 'Anal' Floor Map
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Map Phones
Map Phones
Google Launches The G1 Phone
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Earthly Map Creatures
Earthly Map Creatures
Images Created From Geographic Shapes Without Touching Scale
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Statistics-Skewed World Maps
Statistics-Skewed World Maps
Population Maps Alter the World as We Know It
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Erotic Map Art
Erotic Map Art
Carlos Dagorret 'Unusual Atlas' Series Maps Out Human Sensuality
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Fornication-Flagging Websites
Fornication-Flagging Websites
IJustMadeLove.com Creates an International Sex Map
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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
Geographic Shelves
Geographic Shelves
'Oh, The Farmer and The Cowman Should Be Friends' Bookshelf
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2
Hand-Pierced Map Jewelry
Hand-Pierced Map Jewelry
Hannah Lamb's Personalized Rings Follow Shape of Any Coastline
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Regional Obesity Trends
Regional Obesity Trends
The Fattest US States + 22 Obesity Trends
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