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1Feb 18, 2012 4:36 PMThere is some great satisfaction in knowing your orientation, knowing which way is north, which way is the statue of liberty, which way is Pacific, and which way is home.
2Feb 16, 2012 11:27 AMare a great way to lie if you know how.
3Feb 16, 2012 8:44 AMMaps are beautiful and intricate pieces of informational art but it is hard for me to read them esp. road maps. I am horrible with directions. The only maps I am comfortable using are subway maps. I am prone to getting lost, when I use google maps I am looking more at the directions then the map itself, the map is secondary to me in most cases.
4Feb 16, 2012 7:41 AMI think Maps are great in helping me get somewhere and to also understand where something is located.
5Feb 16, 2012 6:28 AMhelp me place topics in a geographic context.
6Feb 16, 2012 5:37 AMMaps are all of the above, as there are so many different methods to represent the world around us, from basic reference cartography to thematic & data driven interactives to artistic renderings that expose deeper meanings within space, time, and human experience. Scale is also an issue here, a map of the entire planet will only say so much to someone, while a person can more readily relate to a map of their immediate surroundings—but those two renderings both have merit, and say completely different things about ourselves, our time, and our surroundings.
7Feb 16, 2012 3:14 AMI've always loved maps. For me as a child it was always a pleasure to phantasize about places/areas shown and what there was to be discovered and experienced, and it was fun to read stories about far away places and study them on maps at the same time. And later it was fascinating to plan travels, especially hikes using the right sort of maps - though I was very often surprised abouthow different the places looked an felt once I was there.
8Feb 15, 2012 10:20 PMThe second point is interesting. My gut reaction was no, I think of a map that visualizes information to be referred to as a chart. But obviously this is wrong, maps do visualize information.
9Feb 15, 2012 9:31 PMshow me where I am in relation to where I want to be, or where I am going
10Feb 15, 2012 8:31 PMthis space left intentionally blank
11Feb 15, 2012 7:59 PMConvey history, movement, patterns, negative space, places to conquer, missions, failures, stories.
12Feb 15, 2012 7:45 PMI like knowing multiple routes when I get to point A to B. I learn the alternate routes by looking at maps. I personally like looking at maps than relying on GPS directions.
13Feb 15, 2012 7:15 PMI use them in video games too, but not only. Love those made-up worlds.
14Feb 15, 2012 7:01 PMHelp me think about things
15Feb 15, 2012 6:58 PMare a media often underused to share knowledge.
16Feb 15, 2012 6:53 PMAre a canvas.