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Tolkien Tourism Brings Fans to New Zealand

December 26, 2012

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Hobbit-fever has created a new kind of travel in New Zealand: Tolkien Tourism.  MarketMAPS looks at how New Zealand has embraced its identity as “Middle Earth.”   Director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings movies were famously shot on location in New Zealand’s countrysides, valleys, mountains, and rivers.  Fans have begun to think of New […]

Maps Within Maps

November 30, 2012

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People are getting creative with map making.  They are even making maps within maps!  MarketMAPS takes a look.    GPS technology has paved the way for new and innovative forms of map making.  Combining his passion for cycling, maps, and art, Baltimore-based artist Michael Wallace uses his bike like a paintbrush, creating maps and other […]

Map Crafts

August 20, 2012

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Maps can add a bit of worldly elegance to a room or office.  But maps aren’t only for decoration; they are also personal statements about your travels, vacations, and the important places in your life.  MarketMAPS looks at some interesting ways people have turned maps into crafts (crafts that tell us more about the person […]

Experimental Cartography: Maps as Art

August 9, 2012

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Maps don’t only tell us where we are or where we are going.  They give us history lessons.  They make bold statements about human development and how geography reflects the human experience, politics, and more.  Bet you never thought maps could do all that.  Today, MarketMAPS looks at some artists who have used maps to make […]

Ocean City, New Jersey: Weird Contest Week

August 9, 2012

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MarketMAPS publishes maps for every city, county, and state  in the US, as well as several foreign country and city maps.  But we also like to spotlight things that often aren’t shown on maps, like New Jersey’s Weird Contest Week.  The contest takes place annually during the third week in August on the Ocean City music pier.  […]