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<span class="date">6th March 2013</span>
<a href="/crying-countries-map/">Countries That Cry; Countries That Don't Cry<img class="preview" src="/images/preview-crying-countries.jpg" /></a>
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Riffing on a certain well known theme song from a mid 1970's musical; which countries cry for me and which don't? Also featuring a conspicuous lack of anything that looks Mercator-ish.
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<span class="date">27th February 2013</span>
<a href="/great-british-map/">The Great British Map<img class="preview" src="/images/preview-great-british-map.jpg" /></a>
What's the difference between Great Britain, the United Kingdom and the British Isles. If the United Kingdom is a country, is England a country? Is the Isle of Man part of the United Kingdom? This map helps to answer these and other questions about the geography of the world's 9th. largest island.
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<span class="date">26th February 2013</span>
<a href="/you-were-here/">You Were Here; Places I've Been To According To Foursquare<img class="preview" src="/images/preview-checkins.jpg" /></a>
If you've been checking into Foursquare for a while, this map, with a little help from <a href="https://github.com/straup/privatesquare" target="_blank">Aaron Cope's privatesquare</a>, can help show you just where you've been to.
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<span class="date">6th February 2013</span>
<a href="/vaguely-rude-places/index.php">Vaguely Rude Places Names Of The World<img class="preview" src="/images/preview-rude-places.jpg" /></a>
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A by no means complete map of places names that sound vaguely rude in English and which subsequently went viral. Featured in <a href="http://laughingsquid.com/vaguely-rude-place-names-of-the-world/" target="_blank">Laughing Squid</a>, <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/take-a-trip-to-innuendoland-with-this-interactive-map-of-the-worlds-rudest-place-names-8483442.html" target="_blank">The Independent</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/worlds-rudest-place-names_n_2676935.html?1360765244&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000008" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>, <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/9869759/The-worlds-rudest-place-names.html" target="_blank">The Daily Telegraph</a>, <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/welcome-to-spanker-knob-worlds-rudest-place-names-mapped-20130218-2emtc.html" target="_blank">The Sidney Morning Herald</a> and <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/travelkit/heading-horneytown-n-c-new-map-highlights-worlds-rudest-place-1C8385890" target="_blank">NBC News</a> amongst others. There's also a <a href="http://www.vicchi.org/2013/02/06/ooh-that-sounds-rude-mapping-british-innuendo/" target="_blank">blog post</a>.
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<a href="/">More Maps</a>. This is a code thing by <a href="http://www.garygale.com/" target="_blank">Gary Gale</a>, made out of HTML, CSS and jQuery.
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