I Love Maps

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    Aug 31, 2015

    Lost Cause

    Have you ever noticed that maps have some of the most brilliant colors on them?   I have seen very few black and white maps.  I love maps and globes but unfortunately I can't read them.  I get lost a lot because if this.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    I Do Love Maps

    I love topographic maps This map shows two of the places I used to live in Baltimore. When I was in high school and early college I collected enough USGS topos that 1) my Mom was very upset at the huge pile of paper under my bed and 2) I bough enough to get the bulk discount...
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy
    70+, M
    1 Response Jun 22, 2010

    I Love Ordnance Survey Maps

    One of the things that makes me proud to be British is Ordnance Survey maps. In my time I have scanned over maps from many different countries, but none of them compare to Ordnance Survey maps in their ability to express the landscape symbolically and precisely. I cannot...
    bornexplorer bornexplorer
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 3, 2012

    I Certainly Love Maps

    I use to use them daily as a patrol officer and later as a chauffeur. Was one of the first classes at my high school to take geography and did the ROTC mapping competitions back in the day   Yep great tools for everyday life
    dasmuggler dasmuggler
    36-40, M
    11 Responses Mar 18, 2009

    The Road To Somewhere...

    Maps. Fascinating things. Never really needed any, because for some reason, I always know where I'm going. I sometimes lose my way, but never direction. I never get lost, somehow. But I love maps. Like I said, fascinating stuff. Especially since the dawn of satellite photography...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 13, 2011

    I Actually Have A High School Teacher To Thank...

    for my love of maps. He was a great teacher and I had him in 10th and 11th grade. He taught History and Geography. I hated when we had to learn maps. Our test on maps would be a blank map and we had to fill in everything. But one day, he made the connection for me somehow. He...
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    Nov 13, 2009

    Yes, I Do!

    even as a child, i loved maps.  especially the 'old world' types.  i have several that are quite old.  one of my favorites is one from 1956, the year that i was born.  it is a national geographic and absolutely beautiful!  i also have another very old one that i framed from...
    justsunni justsunni
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Feb 11, 2011

    I Also Love Maps

    I will pull out my world atlas and look at different countries and the names of their various cities and daydream about their culture and some of the people i know who are from there. Looking at maps always takes me on trips in my mind :) Maps are beautiful :)
    phatnhapi phatnhapi
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2011

    They Fascinate Me...

    I love U.S. Geography too...My son and I used to play a game with maps...We would take turns naming 2 US cities and the other would guess the mileage between the 2...It helped him in school classes. I once wallpapered a wall in my room with pages from an atlas. Another time I...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2008
    EngSkier EngSkier
    41-45, M
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015


    Maps are Brill! i love Maps too!
    BePartofTheInternet BePartofTheInternet
    31-35, M
    Aug 9, 2013

    Maps Make Us Feel Like God

    Maps have always interested me.  Its more than the mere fact that they are useful and get us to new places.  I like historical maps, fictitious maps, battle maps, treasure maps.  They give the observer a sense of place, spacial order, and control.  They...
    jimmyblue jimmyblue
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2009

    Country Tube, Take Me Home

    I'm hate traveling. I've been all round Europe, and have also visited North Africa, Australia and America. I worry so much about missing flights and trains. Hate it.Like being there, hate getting there.Now what I love is my London Underground. Another tube in a few minutes, ah...
    KatarinaVonSweet KatarinaVonSweet
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2013

    Short Stoty

    I have always loved maps, since I was 7 because well it's hard to explain especially globes because it has all of the countries of the world and some cities the maps with streets are cool because you can follow the streets to a place I know a lot of countries of a globe and a lot...
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    Mar 15, 2013

    I Invented the Map

    Not many people know this, but I was Ferdinand Magellan's cartographer. He was drunk most of the time, and he would talk to his compass. I just laid low, as he had a bad temper, and just did my job...thanklessly...
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    5 Responses Mar 18, 2009

    I really looking at maps,

    any maps - anything from local walking routes to something across the world. Google any town and see what's going on there plus all the pictures, a form of budget travel lol.
    HelenInTheUK HelenInTheUK
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2015

    By the age of 5 I could point out 90% of the

    countries on map, I can spend the whole day looking at different maps. I'm addicted to google earth/google maps XD
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    2 Responses Oct 17, 2015

    I Used To Collect Them

    when my mom was dieing from kidney diease.  I had alot of maps.  maps of the world , united states , florida. i put a tac on every place i had been to.
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    Jul 7, 2010
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