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100 Modified Maps

From Topography Modifications to Nifty Atlas Creations

— May 8, 2012 — Art & Design
Since ancient times people used maps to get around, find treasures and discover land but this map collection is a series of topography modifications and designs created from maps.

People use maps to locate while others use it to create beautiful dresses or ornaments. It's creativity at it best when expected objects are altered into designs that are unexpected. There are maps that show locations of nations around the world but some of these maps will show other quirky facts such as areas with the highest social media activity, rock music, fast food and technology.

Regular maps are interesting enough but to have maps illustrating commonalities around the world is amazing. Take a trip around the world with these maps to see where your interests reside.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Destination-Tracking Transit Maps
Destination-Tracking Transit Maps
This Phoenix Metro Light Rail Promotion Cleverly Tracks Stops
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98
Translating Tsunami Support Sites
Translating Tsunami Support Sites
Messages for Japan Lets You Support Japan in Your Own Words
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97
City Discovery Apps
City Discovery Apps
Mapnificent App Presents All Possible Routes Available from a Starting Point
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96
Global Goods Tracking Sites
Global Goods Tracking Sites
The iuMAP Project Tracks and Maps Global Social Enterprise
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95
Roadkill Phone Apps
Roadkill Phone Apps
The Online Roadkill Database May Become Available on Your Cell Phone
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94
Visualized Connectivity
Visualized Connectivity
LinkedIn 'InMaps' Help You See and Customize Your Connections
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93
Hilarious Hairy Roadmaps
Hilarious Hairy Roadmaps
The 'Beardlands' Graphic Provides a Path to a Clean Shaven Existance
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92
Enormous High-Priced Cartography
Enormous High-Priced Cartography
The Earth Platinum Atlas is Six-Feet Tall and Worth $100,000
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91
Topographic Portrait Apps
Topographic Portrait Apps
Geo-Tag Your Pictures Around the Globe With the Snapr iPhone App
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90
Musical Timeline Maps
Musical Timeline Maps
The Evolution of Western Dance Music Infographic Finishes Off at Dubstep
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89
31 Digital Maps
31 Digital Maps
From Geotagged Newspaper Maps to Local Fresh Food Locators
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88
Geotagged Newspaper Maps
Geotagged Newspaper Maps
Newspaper Map Lets You Search the Globe for Local Papers
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87
Crowdsourced Cellphone Mapping
Crowdsourced Cellphone Mapping
OpenSignalMaps Lets You in on Where to Get the Best Signal Stregth
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86
Crowdsourced City Scrapbooks
Crowdsourced City Scrapbooks
The WhatWasThere App Lets You Share and View Historical City Shots
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85
Cartoonlike Cartography Books
Cartoonlike Cartography Books
MAPS by Lena Corwin is a Creative and Fantastical Publication
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84
Intricate Campus Artwork
Intricate Campus Artwork
The City Prints University Maps Transform Schools into Illustrations
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83
Unconventional Alphabetic Maps
Unconventional Alphabetic Maps
Ursula Hitz Maps Famous Cities With Names of their Neighborhoods
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82
Invisible Air Illustrations
Invisible Air Illustrations
The Google Wind Map Shows Gusts in Real Time
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81
Digital Rally Logistics
Digital Rally Logistics
The Google Maps Live Protest Map Directs Demonstrators in London
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80
Music-Inspired Maps
Music-Inspired Maps
The Song Map by Dorothy Will Take You Down Memory Lane
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79
Typographic Transit Maps
Typographic Transit Maps
TRNSPRTNATION Uses Words to Guide Commuters Around Major Cities
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78
Map-Made Birds
Map-Made Birds
Claire Brewster Turns Landscapes into Flying Animals
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77
Canine Tag Trackers
Canine Tag Trackers
Virtual Leash Connects Your Dog to an Online GPS Tracking Website
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76
Comfy Street Maps (UPDATE)
Comfy Street Maps (UPDATE)
The City Quilts Collection is Inspired by Glaucoma
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75
Simplistic Subway Maps
Simplistic Subway Maps
The Lineposters Take Transportation Back to the Basics
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74
Social Media Mood Maps
Social Media Mood Maps
Researchers Graph Twitter Emotions Throughout the United States
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73
Packed Population Maps
Packed Population Maps
Derek Watkins Shows Creates a Guide to Show Where the Most People Reside
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72
Interactive Infographic Maps
Interactive Infographic Maps
'Magnifying the Universe' Lets You See Everything That Exists
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71
Color-Coded Heat Loss
Color-Coded Heat Loss
'Zoom Into Your Roof' Infrared Energy Maps Reveal Insulation Inefficiencies
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70
Interactive Voter Maps
Interactive Voter Maps
The Google 2010 US Election Ratings Map Predicts Poll Outcomes
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69
Anatomical Subway Maps
Anatomical Subway Maps
Sam Loman Reimagines the Human Body
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68
Topographical Human Figures
Topographical Human Figures
The Nikki Rosato Cut Map Series Encourage Exploration
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67
Mobile Interactive Maps
Mobile Interactive Maps
Google Earth for iPhone
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66
Salacious Spending Maps
Salacious Spending Maps
LoveHoney Sex Map Plots Out Where People Spend on Erotica
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65
Interior Navigators
Interior Navigators
Google Maps Indoors Helps You Find Your Way Inside Large Buildings
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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
Rock Music Maps
Rock Music Maps
The Heavy Metal Bands Per Capita Infographic Shows the Density of Punks
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62
Compact Collapsible Maps
Compact Collapsible Maps
Pizzolorusso's Material Maps Let You Crumple Them Up
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61
National Profanity Maps
National Profanity Maps
Daniel Huffman Charts Out Swear Words
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60
Global Business Maps
Global Business Maps
The 'Silicon Valleys of the World' Infographic Looks for Entrepreneurship
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59
Social Media-Tracking Maps
Social Media-Tracking Maps
The Eric Fischer NYC Twitter Map Shows Tweet-Sensitive Zones
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58
Braille Mapping Gadgets
Braille Mapping Gadgets
This Robert Richter 'Plan B' Device Guides You on Your Journeys
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57
Pinned Map Masterpieces
Pinned Map Masterpieces
Jenny Brial Creates Colorful Geographical Artworks
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56
Conceptual Topography Images
Conceptual Topography Images
These Val Britton Collages are Reminiscent of Maps
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55
Type-Faced Topography
Type-Faced Topography
Axis Maps Use Street Names to Form the Streets Themselves
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54
Reused Topography Designs
Reused Topography Designs
Susan Stockwell's Recycled World Map is Made up of Computer Parts
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53
Interactive Olympic Maps
Interactive Olympic Maps
Medal Count From 1896 to 2004
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52
Blustery Aerial Maps
Blustery Aerial Maps
The National Weather Service 'Wind Map' is an Airy View of the U.S.
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51
Colortastic Literal Maps
Colortastic Literal Maps
The 'One Planet Version 3' by Harajukumatt is a Treat for the Eyes
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50
Internet Media Maps
Internet Media Maps
The 2010 Social Network World Map Provides an Outlook on Social Media
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49
Google Maps-Inspired Seating
Google Maps-Inspired Seating
The Tack Bench and Stool by Monocomplex are Perfect for Beach Bums
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48
Fast Food Maps
Fast Food Maps
Visualizing the Distance Between the Nearest Golden Arches
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47
Wiener Subway Maps
Wiener Subway Maps
Michael Hertz's Re-Designed Map Isn't Well Endowed
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46
Mapped Insect Displays
Mapped Insect Displays
The Terrordome Etsy Shop Creates Intricate Cut-Out Artworks
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45
Stamp Maps
Stamp Maps
Marc Alcock Creates Postage World Map
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44
Automated Rural Roadmap Photography
Automated Rural Roadmap Photography
Aaron Hobson Finds Beauty in Google Street View
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43
Map Bound Travel Journals
Map Bound Travel Journals
Maps On Leather Creates Unique Scrapbooks for Globe Trotters
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42
Typographic World Maps
Typographic World Maps
This Informative Invention by Nancy McCabe Turns Geographic Names into Art
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41
Recycled Map Envelopes
Recycled Map Envelopes
Learn Geography, Send Your Letter
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40
Informative Map Illustrations
Informative Map Illustrations
Newsweek's ‘The World's Real Winners' by Fra
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39
Atomic Bomb Mapping Apps
Atomic Bomb Mapping Apps
Nukemap Displays the Potential Damage of Nuclear Weapons on Major Cities
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38
Recycled Relief Maps
Recycled Relief Maps
The Urban Narratives Exhibition by Matthew Picton Features 3D Topographies
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37
Musical Maps
Musical Maps
Dan Cassaro's 'Springstreets' are Maps of Bruce Springsteen Songs
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36
Manhood Member Maps
Manhood Member Maps
This Unique Map Gives Statistics for Penis Sizes Around the World
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35
Interactive Bombing Maps
Interactive Bombing Maps
Carlos Labs Scary Scenario Maps Lets You Test Virtual Weapons
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34
Twitter Topography
Twitter Topography
These New City Landscape Maps Use 'Tweetography' to Plot Density
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33
Intricate Hand-Cut Maps
Intricate Hand-Cut Maps
Karen M. O'leary Makes Amazing Art Out of City Grids
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32
Globe-Trotting Tarpaulins
Globe-Trotting Tarpaulins
The Izola Map Shower Curtain Will Make Your Bathroom Charted Territory
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31
Social Media Friend Maps
Social Media Friend Maps
Facebook Map Highlights the World's Relationships
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30
Google Maps Typography
Google Maps Typography
Rhett Dashwood Turns Aerial Shots Into the Alphabet
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29
Using Google Maps for Evil
Using Google Maps for Evil
Spotting Empty Pools for Trespassing
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28
Graffiti Map Makeovers
Graffiti Map Makeovers
'Map Quest' From Dirty Pilot Redesigns NYC Subway Maps
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27
Disturbing Maps
Disturbing Maps
WWF Living Planet World Map of Ecological Footprints Shows Resource Consumers
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26
Personal Landmark Map Art
Personal Landmark Map Art
Cosmographies by Carlos Romo Melgar is Like a Graphic Bio
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25
Fluent Font Maps
Fluent Font Maps
The Bold & Noble Typographic Topography is Elegantly Eloquent
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24
Naughty Comparative Maps
Naughty Comparative Maps
Interactive Charts Plot the World's Largest Breasts and Genitals
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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
Trend Forecast Maps
Trend Forecast Maps
Geography by Innovation is Better Than the Weather Network
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21
Big Apple Restaurant Maps
Big Apple Restaurant Maps
Very Small Array's NYC Food Maps Show You What and Where to Eat
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20
Global Domination Maps
Global Domination Maps
'You and Me, the Royal We' From Aaron Ruff, Oliver Jeffers, & Mac Premo
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19
City Map Mug Rugs
City Map Mug Rugs
The Anders Hansen Oslo Project Turn City Streets into Coasters
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18
Minimalist Typographic Subway Maps
Minimalist Typographic Subway Maps
Fadeout Design Creates Pared Down Public Transit Art
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17
Colorful Animal Maps
Colorful Animal Maps
The Urban Legends Collection Offers Cute Cards of Various Land Masses
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16
Scrunchable Maps
Scrunchable Maps
The Crumbled City Map by Emanuele Pizzolorusso
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15
Light-Up Glass Maps
Light-Up Glass Maps
The Amazing Living Light Sculpture in Peace Park South Korea
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14
Gorgeous Topographic Gowns
Gorgeous Topographic Gowns
Susan Stockwell Designs Dresses While Studying History
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13
Surprisingly Accurate Maps
Surprisingly Accurate Maps
The World According to Americans Defies Stereotypes
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12
Surreal Atlas Artistry (UPDATE)
Surreal Atlas Artistry (UPDATE)
Fernando Vicente Illustrates Human Portraits Using Old Maps
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11
Typographic Topography
Typographic Topography
The Typomaps Collection is a Travelling Designer's Dream
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10
Statistics-Skewed World Maps
Statistics-Skewed World Maps
Population Maps Alter the World as We Know It
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9
Birds-Eye City Collages
Birds-Eye City Collages
These Mark Bradford Paintings are Mixed Media Masterpieces
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8
Topographical Carpets
Topographical Carpets
'Carpet' by Laurens van Wieringen Turns Foam Bars Into a Landscape
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7
Fornication-Flagging Websites
Fornication-Flagging Websites
IJustMadeLove.com Creates an International Sex Map
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6
Image-Inscribed Mapvertising
Image-Inscribed Mapvertising
This Vodacom Geolocation Campaign Finds Your Family Members
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5
Topographical Bedroom Furniture
Topographical Bedroom Furniture
Map Dresser by Kristen Campbell is a Personalized Family History
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4
Custom Fantasy Lands
Custom Fantasy Lands
Kindlandia Map Creator Lets You Design Your Own World
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3
Social Media Maps
Social Media Maps
The Randall Munroe 'Online Communities' Maps Give Direction to n00bs
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2
Controversial Country Prints
Controversial Country Prints
The Yanko Tsvetkov Maps Stereotypes Series is a Shocker
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1
Prejudice Parody Maps
Prejudice Parody Maps
Mapping Stereotypes by Yanko Tsvetkov is an Irreverent Send-Up
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