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Odd Maps Tell Many Stories

As one of the oldest forms of non-verbal communication, maps were traditionally used to convey geographic or spatial information. New technology now enables anyone to create and modify maps for personal and professional use. People also use maps to convey a “snapshot” of an idea or to map a data set. For a list of interesting maps, visit the 21 Strange Maps Blog. Visit the website of National Public Radio’s program This American Life to hear a show about mapping the world according to sight, smell, sound, touch, and taste.