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100 Places You Need to Visit: Mount Rushmore

December 10, 2012

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This has to be one of the greatest and grandest sculptures in the world.  MarketMAPS takes a look at the next destination on our list of 100 Places You Need to Visit: Mount Rushmore.    Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   Near […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Niagara Falls

December 3, 2012

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Don’t go over the edge!  MarketMAPS takes a look at the next destination on our list of 100 Places You Need to Visit: Niagara Falls   Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   One of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, Niagara […]

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, […]

100 Places You Need to Visit: Prague, Czech Republic

November 5, 2012

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We’re working down our list of the 100 places you need to visit.  MarketMAPS takes a look at a destination that should be marked on every history and architecture-lover’s map: Prague, Czech Republic.    Comment and tell us which locations you think should make our list of Places You Need to Visit!   Prague is […]

Telling Stories with Maps

July 18, 2012

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Maps can give us an account of history.  Points plotted on a map can give us insight into where certain battles were fought, who fought whom, and who won.  But maps, according to the Scholars’ Lab at University of Virginia Libraries, are not neutral.    MarketMAPS, a leading map publisher, looks at a new mapping tool […]

Map Reveals World’s Earthquakes Since 1898

July 5, 2012

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If you’ve ever wondered where all the world’s earthquakes occur, IDV Solutions has created a map tracking all recorded earthquake activity from 1898.  It shows each earthquake as a lightning-bug colored light of varying brightness spread across the earthquake epicenters of the earth.  Looking at this earthquake map, it becomes obvious how useful visual tools […]