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

How the Mercator Projection Won the Internet
Gift Guide: Map Books of 2015
Vargic’s Miscellany of Curious Maps
Map of Middle-earth, Annotated by Tolkien Himself, Discovered
Map: Exploring the World
The Art of The Lord of the Rings
Atlas of Cursed Places
A Fantasy Map Roundup
New Edition of Transit Maps of the World
Mercator Puzzle
Linear Lake Michigan
More Maps of Ceres
Eleusinian Mysteries
A Geographically Accurate Tube Map
Real World vs. Fantasy Maps
Atlas of Stereotypes
Mind the Map
Fictional Maps International Conference
Plotted: A Literary Atlas
Bellerby’s Hand-Painted Globes
And in Google Maps News …
New Maps of Ceres and Pluto
Three Books on WWII Maps
History of Cartography Project’s Sixth Volume Now Out
The Best Map of Pluto Ever (Until Some Time Later This Month)
Robert Lazzaretti, Fantasy Mapmaker
RIP Yahoo Maps
Mapping the California Sea Floor
Mapping An Ember in the Ashes
Google Apologizes for Offensive Map Search Results
Google Map Maker Program Suspended
Historical Highway Maps of Manitoba
Google Maps Edits Cause Embarrassment
Map of Canada Changes Depiction of Arctic Sea Ice

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