Category Archive: Map

May 27 2014

United Stated of Embarrassment: What Each State Googles more than Any Other

The folks at Estately spent some time checking out Google Trends recently and created a map of the US cataloging the search that each state makes more than any other. As you can see from the results. Most of you should be ashamed of yourselves. If I lived in some of these states I would …

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May 15 2014

I Just Learned Something: Most Common 3rd Languages Spoken in US States

Have you ever wondered what is the most common language spoken in any given US state aside from English and Spanish? Yeah me neither. But now that we have an answer I am not surprised I didn’t wonder. I wouldn’t have guessed most of these. Some of these aren’t surprising, like French in Louisiana and …

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Mar 19 2014

Secret’s Out: Map of Harry Potter Locations

When I read any book I like to imagine where in the real world the story might be taking place. Even stories that aren’t set in our world like Lord of the Rings or A song of Ice and Fire I like to think about what real-world areas or groups of people are being described. …

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Feb 14 2014

It’s Nice but How’s it Look from Space: Middle Earth From Space

In what I hope becomes a meme, or at least a regular appearance on Uncanny Flats, here’s some pretty shots of something from space. The difference here is that this land mass doesn’t exist anywhere in our universe. This is a space shot of Middle Earth. I know, you’re confused and frightened, it’s OK. I’m …

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Jan 31 2014

Let it Snow: How Much Snow Does it take to Cancel School

Redditor atrubetskoy created this map to help demonstrate how much snow is required before school gets cancelled in different parts of the country. I found this to be very disheartening. Look how much of it is green. That means any snow and school is cancelled. How sad is that? I have gone to school with …

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Jan 28 2014

Why is my State So: Blank

We can always count on Google Autocomplete to be openly (enter philosophical “ism”), as well as judgmental and hilarious. This time around LandOfMaps quizzed Google on each of the 50 United States to see what people were searching at the time. Most of these aren’t surprising: Arizona=Hot, Georgia=Backwards, Texas=Big, California/New York/Alaska/Hawaii/New Hampshire=Expensive. Some you can …

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Jan 15 2014

Haven’t Seen it: Most Popular Movie Set in each State

Check out the larger version here. Redditor Jakubisko, from here on known as either “The guy with too much time on his hands,” or, “That really-dedicated-to-his-hobby dude,” created a map of the US with the most popular movie set in each state. I’m not to proud to admit that I’ve never seen half of these …

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Jan 07 2014

Global Time Suck: World Wind Map

Have you ever just sat around and watched the wind blow? Yeah, neither had I until I found this world wind map. There’s not even really any good storms to watch and the colors are all pretty boring but this map has some sneaky method of grabbing you and sucking you in and making you …

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Jan 07 2014

Might Learn Something: Shipping Map of the 19th Century

Back in the 1800’s you didn’t have airplanes to transport your Mountain Dew Cheetos around the world for you. You were required to wait months while ships brought them to you only for them to arrive horribly smashed and stale. But that’s besides the point here. Ben Schmidt created a map of 19th century shipping …

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Dec 13 2013

I’ll Start Packing: New Highest Peak in the Maldives

As with any good island nation whose economy revolves around tourism, Maldives is constantly trying to improve itself. This time the improvement comes by way of a golf course. Not adding a new golf course just some new surveying. As it turns out this golf course if harboring a national treasure, the nation’s tallest peak. …

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