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Maps as Storytelling Tools

The ability to annotate maps has brought about a few interesting, creative uses of maps in story telling. Two recent examples I’ve come across include the New York Times map: Walking in Holden’s Footsteps and a map I discovered on McSweeneys’ titled Mr. Plimpton’s Revenge (shown below) that uses the map to tell a story.

[googlemaps http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117518500794242822937.00046c27922ecb66b6fca&source=embed&ll=40.438586,-76.970215&spn=3.787431,7.064209&output=embed&w=425&h=350]

Both are interesting examples of non-traditional story telling.

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