Tagged: Maps

Arts + Entertainment

Pointless map makes a point

blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 


It may not help you get from point A to point B, but the Impractical Cartography “map” is intended to document the experiences of our city.

Traditional maps plot important points—locations, specifically—on a determined space, but the…


Buffalo’s antipodal point

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{video_photo_caption}Photo is a screen grab from Google Maps

Contrary to the popular children’s joke, you wouldn’t end up in China if you dug a hole straight through the Earth.

Buzzfeed—a favorite time-waster…


Adjust your drives: half-marathon season’s here

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{video_photo_caption}Buffalo Marathon website -- image of half-marathon course

Get ready to adapt your weekend commutes to accommodate the many road closures that come with HALF-MARATHON SEASONNNNNN.

Western New York will be hosting three half-marathons—and a full marathon—in the next two months.

Expect to see a surplus…

Grub + Pub

War of words among regions

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{video_photo_caption}Pop, soda, Coke

It doesn’t take a team of researchers to know that I say “pop” because I’m from Buffalo, and one Ohio State graduate student demonstrates in a study that it’s as easy as looking to Twitter to determine dialect differences among regions.…

Arts + Entertainment

If America’s highways were subway lines

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{video_photo_caption}Cammeron Booth created this map of the US Route system in the style of a public transportation map.

Back in October, I wrote a post about Mark Ovenden’s interpretation of a world connection by underground trains, created in the style of London’s…

Grub + Pub

Pop vs. Soda: The battle rages on

blog by Ben Kirst  •