Best of the Blogs 23 February 2016

By on 23 February, 2016


Very popular around the web this week was the interactive map of the geology of the Grand Canyon, as shared by Maps Mania. Who knew rocks could be so beautiful?



Whether you believe in psychic powers or not, Atlas Obscura’s account of  ‘automatic writing’ for archaeological exploration makes for a fascinating read.



Besides being the first US President, George Washington was also a surveyor and cartographer, and as many claim, a lifelong mapmaker. The Slate’s Vault shared some of his best maps, plans and surveys.



Facebook page I F**king Love Maps shared this collection of not-so-lovable, but hilariously stupid maps.



With places like Woolloomooloo and Rum Jungle, you might think Australia has some of the weirdest place names, but as HERE have shown, the US has some real doozies like Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubungungamaugg (and that’s no typo).


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