Randall Munroe, “Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize,” 11 January 2017. xkcd.
Every so often Randall Monroe puts up a map-related
xkcd cartoon, and each time I dutifully post about it. This morning’s is called “ Bad Map Projection: Liquid Resize.” Or: when Photoshop algorithms attack.
Randall Munroe, “U.S. State Names,” 2 December 2016. xkcd.
Randall is messing with us again in
today’s xkcd, which assigns malapropisms and synophones to U.S. state names. The results are about what you’d expect.
xkcd’s United States Map.
Today’s xkcd is a British map labelled by an American. It’s another one of those where the longer you stare at it, the more it hurts. Randall’s messing with us again.
Randall Munroe, “Map Age Guide,” 1 June 2016. xkcd.
Today’s xkcd is a flowchart for figuring out the age of an undated world map. Look carefully.
Today’s xkcd is a map of the United Sta—wait … what has Randall done? My eyes … they’re bleeding.
“Heatmap” by Randall Munroe (xkcd)
In response to
The End of Maps in Seven Charts, Duncan Jackson writes to point out the above xkcd comic from 23 November 2012, which says something quite similar about maps that really just show population density.