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Author Topic: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell  (Read 432 times)

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Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:36:10 AM »

https://persuasivemaps.library.cornell.edu/

Cornell is hosting "a collection of “persuasive” cartography: ​more than 800 ​maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send a message - rather than to communicate geographic information."

You can browse by subject and date, and zoom in on individual maps. Image quality is good. There might not be any road maps here, though.
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 11:55:37 AM »

1938 General Drafting Long Island: https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:19343258 (only one side?)
1961 Interstate progress: https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:19343365
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 12:25:27 PM »

1961 Interstate progress: https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:19343365

This map weirdly shows no boundary with Canada.
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 04:43:13 PM »

^ No state borders either.
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 07:22:53 PM »

I had no idea that Caterpillar made maps. I got a kick out of the picture of the kid playing with a toy construction truck.

I still like construction to this day, At lunch, I was watching workers put up a parking lot.
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 05:52:32 PM »

At lunch, I was watching workers put up a parking lot.

Is said parking lot located in Paradise?
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 08:53:00 PM »

^ Nah,  I'm trying to come up with a response to that that's in poor taste, but I got nuthin'.
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 09:11:35 PM »

At lunch, I was watching workers put up a parking lot.

Is said parking lot located in Paradise?

Did a big yellow taxi take your father away?
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 11:00:58 PM »

At lunch, I was watching workers put up a parking lot.

Is said parking lot located in Paradise?

Did a big yellow taxi take your father away?
I think “old man” in this context means “significant other.” Particularly since Adam Duritz chanted the lyric to “a big yellow taxi took my girl away” for the Counting Crows cover.
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Re: Persuasive maps exhibit at Cornell
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2018, 09:36:34 AM »

Thanks, Abe. I was wondering who did the cover.

I'm still digging the Caterpillar map.
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