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Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet’s free Guides app for iOS and Android comes with offline maps, location-aware functions, curated sights and handy tips. It also lets you bookmark places. It covers 38 cities, with more to come soon.

NES Subway Maps

NES Subway Maps

Matthew Stevenson used real subway lines to make alternate world map prints for six NES games: Metroid, Maniac Mansion, Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy and the first two Zelda games. He’s also selling them as high res digital files.

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Game of Thrones Modern Map

Game of Thrones Modern Map

Planning a trip to Westeros? Redditor selvag depicted the fictional continent from A Song of Ice and Fire in the style of Google Maps. The poster is available in three sizes. OK Google, what’s the best sushi place in The North?

Laser-Cut City & State Maps

Laser-Cut City & State Maps

So you loved Karen O’Leary’s intricate handmade map but can’t afford it? CutMaps has the next best thing – a series of laser-cut maps from sheets of steel, EVA foam, or plywood. While the stainless maps are small, they’re a total bargain.

Crayon the Grids

Crayon the Grids

Stephen Von Worley’s Crayon the Grids is a series of beautiful interactive maps of various major cities with the streets and roads colored according to their orientation. London and Chicago prove to be extreme opposites.

Game of Thrones Subway Maps

Game of Thrones Subway Maps

(SPOILERS) Graphic designer Michael Tyznik’s transit maps for A Song of Ice and Fire‘s Westeros, as well as the whole Known World. The destinations, connections and status of certain lines allude to events in the series.

Top Gear Track Google Street View

Top Gear Track Google Street View

Google took its Street View cars to the Top Gear test track in the UK. Just head to Google Maps and you can take a tour of the famous track, with The Stig harassing escorting you until you go across the line.

Lamborghini Museum Street View

Lamborghini Museum Street View

Lamborghini allowed Google Street View into its museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. The 360º tour lets you check out Lambo’s supercars, one-off models, race cars and more. You can even zoom in to the interior of some of the cars.

Custom Map Wallpaper

Custom Map Wallpaper

UK design shop Wallpapered.com creates custom wall art using upscaled maps of your specific location of interest. They’ll design and ship internationally, and also offer all sorts of other cool wall coverings.

Galapagos Street View

Galapagos Street View

Visit one of the world’s most biodiverse locales thanks to Google Street View’s newly-released 360-degree POV maps and footage of the Galapagos Islands. View the amazing animals and vistas captured during their journey here.

The Globemaker

The Globemaker

A brief profile about Peter Bellerby and his company Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, preserving the art of handcrafting globes – taking commissions for movies, artists and other high profile clients. Documentary by Cabnine.

Spirograph Worlds

Spirograph Worlds

Artist Rachel Evans creates maps of the world using a unique method. She uses hundreds of spiral shapes created with a Spirograph, then lays them out into collages representing each continent. Prints available here.

Map² Zoomable Map

Map² Zoomable Map

If you liked Anne Stauche’s concept for a zoomable map – now called map² – check out her Kickstarter fundraiser. She’s designed maps for London, Berlin and New York, with more cities to come.

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Grand Theft Auto Maps

Grand Theft Auto Maps

Rockstar Games has uploaded hi-res maps from Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andreas, a gift to those who bought the digital versions of the games (and anyone looking for cool GTA posters).

GeoChron World Clock

GeoChron World Clock

Measuring about 2 x 3 ft, the GeoChron makes it easy to tell the time in any place in the world. It’s available in different frames and two models, one that’s hung and one that flush-mounts to the wall.

World Wonders Project

World Wonders Project

Google leverages its Maps and Street View technologies to let you visit over 130 wonders of the world, ranging from the Tower of Pisa to Pompeii to in between the stones at Stonehenge.

Craft Beer App

Craft Beer App

Can’t get a hold of an elusive ale? Fear not. The Craft Beer app is a database of craft brews from all 50 states that includes location maps, reviews, videos, ratings and food pairing recommendations.

Map of the Dead

Map of the Dead

Prepare yourself for the zombie apocalypse with this map that shows locations of shopping malls, gun shops, cemeteries, and everyplace else you need to know about for survival. (Thanks Adam!)

Google Maps 8-Bit

Google Maps 8-Bit

It’s not yet April 1st, but we suspect the guys at Google released one of their pranks early, with the new Google Maps for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Click “Quest” in the upper right to try it.

Nine Eyes Photo Project

Nine Eyes Photo Project

Jon Rafman’s Nine Eyes of Google Street View website is a offbeat, ongoing project that publishes the strange scenes that the nine automated Google Street View car cameras capture. (Thanks Max!)

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Address is Approximate

Address is Approximate

A lonely toy takes a journey through the great outdoors, thanks to a little help from his friends, his owner’s iMac, Google Street View, and a sense of imagination from The Theory.

Street View Cinemascapes

Street View Cinemascapes

Aaron Hobson scoured through countless images collected by Google Street View cameras, and found some real gems, including these beautifully composed and artful still photographs.

Scary State Infographic

Scary State Infographic

This rather amusing infographic offer some frightening speculation on what’s coming to get us depending on where we live. We truly want to know why the Succubi is coming for Minnesota.

Jennifer Collier’s Paper Devices

Jennifer Collier’s Paper Devices

Artist Jennifer Collier carefully bonds, waxes, traps and stitches cardboard, thread, and road maps into contemporary textiles; that “fabric” is then fashioned into pristinely detailed everyday objects.

Crumpled City Maps

Crumpled City Maps

These handy city maps are made of durable and waterproof polyethylene fiber. No need to fold – they’re ready to be scrunched into a ball, stuffed in your pocket or stashed in the included pouch.

See Something or Say Something

See Something or Say Something

Eric Fischer made this set of maps featuring geotagged Flickr and Twitter posts. Red dots are for Flickr posts, blue dots are for Tweets and white dots are for both. Check these out too.

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