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

Unruly Places (Off the Map)
Emily Garfield’s Map Art
Map Anniversaries
Daniel Reeve, Film Cartographer
Atlas of Canada
The Patterson Projection
Geologic Maps of Vesta
Gift Guide: 10 Map Books of 2014
Moon and Comet Maps
Fantasy Maps of U.S. Cities
Geologic Map of Mars
Mapping It Out
My Readercon 25 Schedule
Finding Longitude
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

Book Reviews