Maps appeal do they not? There is something about plotting our surroundings that captures the human mind. We become masters of our domain and we figure out where the hell we went wrong three miles back. These groovy online maps might not get you out of a navigational miscalculation, but they’re a happy distraction for sure…
6 Cool And Groovy Online Maps
Mapstagram is a mash-up between the uber hip photography app and Google Maps. The result is real-time updates of people snapping away all over the US overlaid on a map. This means we get to see all those scenesters work and where they’re doing it. It’s groovy and pretty addictive, especially if you zoom in over densely populated ‘cool’ regions such as Brooklyn.
Very similar to Mapstagram in construction this ramming together of Google Maps and Twitter adds a geographical element to the 140 character update service. Simply move over a city a see what are the most popular terms being discussed in that area. It’s pretty interesting stuff to see what the general consensus of concern for an entire city.
Less geographical and more feature film based I still couldn’t resist including this entry due to its usefulness. This is the perfect mapping service if you’re stuck on what film to watch. The amount of times I’ve thought I really fancy watching something like Point Break, but not been able to find something suitable. Well Movie-Map can suggest something that fans of Point Break have enjoyed. And you can keep clicking on titles until you find something that takes your fantasy.
This is a really groovy map with a genuinely practical and statistical use. It tracks the migration in and out of US counties. So I can tell you right now that more people have moved into Benton, Arkansas in recent years than have moved away. It also gives details on incomes per capita.
Not as detailed as trusty old Google, but far more quaint and nostalgic. 8-Bit City presents the cities we know and love in 8-Bit glory. Still functional for navigation purposes, but don’t expect to see any curves. The 1980s were the best!
Map Of The Dead
Most people with half a brain have realized that it is not a case of if the zombie apocalypse happens but when. Thankfully some of these individuals are working towards ensuring we can all cope when Z-Day comes. One such endeavor is the Map of the Dead, which maps everything in our immediate vicinity that is going to be useful in the wake of global brain eating corpses bothering the living. That means supermarkets, gas stations, gun stores, medical supplies and the like are all on here for your survival needs. Zombies schlombies, I’ve got the map of the dead! What do you mean the internet is down?!
When not getting lost, unlost and then lost again, Mick Grimes tries to keep a handle on the latest trends in funny gifts for the e-commerce site Find Me A Gift.
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