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49 Innovative Mapping Innovations

From Horizonless Projections to Swine Flu Outbreak Maps

— May 7, 2009 — Art & Design
When you think of innovative maps these days, your mind probably darts first to Google Maps, and not to the tattered, coffee stained road map stuffed inside the passenger side door of your parents' car, right?

This cluster of innovative maps shows you some of the edgiest mapping innovations featured on Trend Hunter, and includes creative mapping ideas like horizonless projection maps of Manhattan and Swine Flu monitoring using Google Maps. Check them out below.
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24/7 Lifestyle Mapping
24/7 Lifestyle Mapping
2itch.com
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$5000 Personal DNA Mapping
$5000 Personal DNA Mapping
Complete Genomics
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Mobile Interactive Maps
Mobile Interactive Maps
Google Earth for iPhone
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Mapping Evolution
Mapping Evolution
Time Machine Effect Launches With Google Earth Historical Images
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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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44
Twitter For Saving Lives
Twitter For Saving Lives
Skiers Tracked Down Via Tweets and Google Maps
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43
Surname Popularity Contests
Surname Popularity Contests
Dynastree Genealogy Maps Expose the Roots of Your Family Tree
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42
Cell Phones to Map Environmental Pollutants
Cell Phones to Map Environmental Pollutants
PEIR by UCLA
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41
Outbreak Monitors
Outbreak Monitors
Google Maps That Show Swine Flu Outbreak
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40
Live Shopping Tracking
Live Shopping Tracking
Real Life Fashion Stalking Begins With The Zappos Map
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39
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
Google Maps to Share Horror Stories
"Sod Abroad" Promotion
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38
Swarm Maps
Swarm Maps
New Way to Browse the Web
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37
Interactive Olympic Maps
Interactive Olympic Maps
Medal Count From 1896 to 2004
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36
Google Earth Tours
Google Earth Tours
Disney World Interactive Mega Map
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35
Horizonless Projections
Horizonless Projections
Here & There Maps Show Uptown & Downtown Manhattan
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34
Satellite Sea Bottoms
Satellite Sea Bottoms
Google Earth Now Shows The Ocean Floor on Bathymetric Maps
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33
Visual Election Results
Visual Election Results
Interactive Voter Photo Maps
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32
Gas Price Maps
Gas Price Maps
GasBuddy
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31
Papyrus Ski Maps
Papyrus Ski Maps
The MYWAY Scroll
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30
Interactive Twitter Charts
Interactive Twitter Charts
Mailana Maps Your Tweets and Those of Your Followers
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29
Hidden Images in Maps
Hidden Images in Maps
Animals On The Underground
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28
Clustr Maps
Clustr Maps
Geo Locate Visitors to Your Site
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27
Linguistic Turf Wars
Linguistic Turf Wars
Soda vs Pop Map Settles the Score
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26
Recycled Map Envelopes
Recycled Map Envelopes
Learn Geography, Send Your Letter
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25
Web-Savvy Cannabis Clubs
Web-Savvy Cannabis Clubs
WeedMaps.com is Like Yelp.com for Pot Dispensaries
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24
Microfiber Maps
Microfiber Maps
Rand McNally Waterproof 'fabMAP' Doubles as Handkerchief and Screen Cleaner
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23
Interactive Bombing Maps
Interactive Bombing Maps
Carlos Labs Scary Scenario Maps Lets You Test Virtual Weapons
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22
Gmaps Pedometer
Gmaps Pedometer
Let Google Track Your Run
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21
Heat Map of the Homeless
Heat Map of the Homeless
Can You Say Big Brother?
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20
GPS Convergence
GPS Convergence
The GPS Map Shot Bracelet, Camera and Post Card
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19
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
Very Detailed Street View City Tours
MapJack Leaves Google Lost
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18
Personalized Genealogy Maps
Personalized Genealogy Maps
Worldnames by Public Profiler
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17
Controversial Map Ads
Controversial Map Ads
Absolut Vodka Appologizes for World Mexico
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16
Neighboroo
Neighboroo
Google Maps by Income, Politics, Crime Rate, Ethnicity, etc.
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15
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
Ceiling-Mounted Subway Maps
GPS System Pinpoints Location on Subway Car Ceilings
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14
Beer States
Beer States
Branded Label Map
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13
Emotional City Maps
Emotional City Maps
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12
Geographic Dishware
Geographic Dishware
Map Plates
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11
Clothes Made of Paper Maps
Clothes Made of Paper Maps
"Les Robes Geographiques"
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10
3D Travel Websites
3D Travel Websites
'OnionMap' 3-D City Exploring
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9
Map Phones
Map Phones
Google Launches The G1 Phone
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8
Earthly Map Creatures
Earthly Map Creatures
Images Created From Geographic Shapes Without Touching Scale
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7
Genetic Sequencing Art
Genetic Sequencing Art
Lynn Fellman's Personalized Portraits Map Your DNA
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6
Location-Based Social Mapping
Location-Based Social Mapping
Loopt on Your Mobile
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5
Self-Exploratory Art
Self-Exploratory Art
Tatiana Parcero's ‘Cartographies' Series Uses Ancient Maps
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4
Hand-Pierced Map Jewelry
Hand-Pierced Map Jewelry
Hannah Lamb's Personalized Rings Follow Shape of Any Coastline
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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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2
Unexpected Virtual Sightseeing
Unexpected Virtual Sightseeing
Bizarre Scenarios Captured by Google Maps Street View
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1
World Map Body Paint Bikinis
World Map Body Paint Bikinis
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue 2009 Shows Worldly Brooklyn Decker
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