I Stare At Maps

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    I, Too, Love Maps.

    I've loved maps all my life, and own a ton of them.  I love historic maps, beautiful maps, maps of exotic places, special-purpose maps such as geologic maps.  As a teen, I learned surveying and map-making. I love maps of imaginary places, such as Tolkien's maps of...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    My Son

    I have poster-size maps pinned on the wall in my room and another to my kids. And also in the washroom. My kids and I would explore some names which are very unusual and very unique. Both the local map and the global one. It's fun to hear children interested in few details about...
    ladyryan ladyryan
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2012

    Part of the Job

    I work as a geological technician.  Part of my job is staring at maps either while planimetering, gathering data or making maps for presentations.
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 15, 2008

    One Earth

    When I look at a map, it's initially for travel purposes.  But then I get lost in it.  My eye wanders off my route to names of places I wish I could visit.   When you discover how many miles really are between places, you realize how small we really are.  ...
    thinkingoutloud thinkingoutloud
    51-55, F
    Mar 21, 2008

    Yep ...

          i work in transportation so i know the us map. i know things most people don't know. i know what counties many cities are in, big and small. i know about small towns. i know the states without the names listed. i know highways, interstates, where trucks...
    FeelingCrazy FeelingCrazy
    Nov 21, 2008

    Oh Me Too........

    Then I give up, and use the sat nav.............or it would be anybodies guess where I'd finish up.........................
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    I Love Maps

    I love maps. I have more maps than I will ever use. I like to be the navigator on trips. I like to look around on maps to see what there is to see. Ive got travel books too. I just wish I could actually use them more often. When ever I am in some place...
    jammin2001 jammin2001
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2008

    Love Them, Love Traveling Without Them

    Maps have always been interesting to me, particularly the 1:25,000 OS maps of England. Learn to read them, and the country is laid out for you, you can walk the paths, follow the lanes and climb the hills and even admire the views, all in your imagination. I...
    tomfool tomfool
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 9, 2009

    Topography For Children

    It was an escape for me, from his fingers and palms. Early in the mornings, I would lay on my side facing the giant, gloomy, roughly ridged map that took up at least half of the wall. The window did not face the rising sun, so it was very dark and the darkness caused me to focus...
    BrutMystik BrutMystik
    36-40, F
    45 Responses Jan 22, 2008
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