20 April 2010


For far too long now we mappy people have been obsessed with the visual realm, but maps can definitely touch us in many other (appropriate) ways.  Why not touch them back?

Braille maps for instance are so important to the everyday life of blind people. Thats right, Braille maps.  Have a Listen as to why.
If you're still really interested, maybe visit this list.

But the real show stopper, in my opinion, is this portable tactile GPS unit

'Fantastic new and improved idea' I hear you exclaim?! Hardly! Ancient peoples have long been mapping their world in a less visual orientated way.  For example, there are these rad Inuit tactile/night maps of coastlines.
And in honour of our current Icelandic volcanic situation, check out artist Shannon Rankin's eruptive maps

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