The Map Room

The Map Room was a blog about maps by Jonathan Crowe. It ran from March 2003 to June 2011, and covered everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology. You can still browse more than 4,000 entries in the archives.

Jonathan still posts occasionally about maps on his personal blog; see below for the most recent entries. (The Map Room’s RSS feed now redirects to those posts.)

The Map Room’s Twitter account and Facebook page are still active, and feature links to new map-related content.

Jonathan is also studying the use of maps in science fiction and fantasy. Visit the project page.

Recent Map Posts

Geologic Map of Mars
Mapping It Out
My Readercon 25 Schedule
Finding Longitude
OpenGeofiction
Mapping Gotham
Review: The Map Thief
Four More Map Stories
Game of Thrones Map Marker Set
A Book About the Forbes Smiley Affair
The Only Fantasy World Map You’ll Ever Need
Importing CanVec Data into OpenStreetMap
Art and Personal Mapmaking
The Geology of ‘Game of Thrones’
Unlikely Cartography ToC
Trap Street, the Movie
Ganymede and Mercury
A Map of U.S. Intercity Bus and Train Routes
A Book About Globes
Mapping How Much Snow Cancels School
Two More Map Books
The New Yorker on Maps and Literature
More Map Books
Review: A History of the World in Twelve Maps
Earth Wind Map
The Journal of Unlikely Cartography
Unfathomable City
Review: Barrington Atlas iPad App
How to Make a Fantasy Map
Earth from Space
The United Watershed States of America
Maps of Mercury
Two Detailed Rail Maps
The Barrington Atlas Comes to the iPad
Two Books on WWI Maps
World of Equal Districts

Book Reviews