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4 Unusual Geography Facts

December 14, 2012

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We’re certain you’ve never heard these strange pieces of geographic trivia.  MarketMAPS shares 4 unusual geography facts.    The Shortest Place Name In both Sweden and Norway, there is a town with a rather simple name: “Å.”  In Scandinavian, Å means river, which is why both the Norwegians and the Swedes have towns with this […]

A Second Business Location May Be Just What You Need

December 13, 2012

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You’ve put so much thought and effort into selecting your first business location.  Why not put that same thought and effort into selecting a second one?  The rewards will be pretty substantial.  MarketMAPS takes a look.  The three most important things for a business are location, location, location.  Location can mean the difference between a […]

Creating a Food Atlas

December 12, 2012

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Guerrilla cartography.  Now that’s a term you don’t hear very often.  MarketMAPS shows you how guerrilla cartographers in Northern California have created maps for one purpose: to tell you everything you need to know about food.    From America’s global almond trade to taco trucks in East Oakland, Food: An Atlas is a comprehensive collection […]

Business Locations: Which Businesses Will Be Affected Most By Climate Change

December 7, 2012

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The geographic location of your business is important, especially when that location makes it possible for you to grow, farm, or create your product.  But with rising sea levels and record-high temperatures, many industries are becoming threatened.  MarketMAPS looks at the businesses that will be affected most by climate change.    Coffee There are only […]

The Most Colorful Cities in the World

December 4, 2012

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Some cities are popular for their food or cultural destinations.  These cities, however, are popular for their color schemes.  MarketMAPS takes you to some of the most colorful cities in the world.       Guanajuato City, Mexico During the colonial period, this city accounted for two-thirds of the world’s silver production.  The streets and […]

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 […]

En Route to the First Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

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You may not be looking forward to traveling this Thanksgiving.  But if you take a look at the Pilgrims’ cruel voyage from England to the New World, you’ll suddenly feel much better about your own journey.  MarketMAPS maps out the route to the first Thanksgiving.    1620 England A group of English and Dutch Pilgrims, […]