Category Archives: Maps & Globes

Gift Ideas for the Map-Loving Man in Your Life

Gift Ideas for the Map-Loving Man in Your Life
  Whether he’s your dad, brother, boyfriend, or spouse, if the man in your life is a map or geography enthusiast, you probably have a hard time finding the right gift for him when his birthday or Christmas rolls around. After a certain number of years around any individual, it gets difficult to come up with new and creative gifts to give them. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of great gift ideas .

Fun Tools for Exploring Your Maps

Fun Tools for Exploring Your Maps
For every product in the world, there are a number of extras or add-ons that can be purchase to enhance the experience you get with the primary product. Simple examples include the various cases people purchase to cover their smartphones and tablets. When was the last time you saw someone just carry around a smartphone without a case that expresses their personal taste? If you love maps and do more than just fold them .

Fun Maps You Won’t Find in Schools

Fun Maps You Won’t Find in Schools
Anyone with research skills and a map of the US or the world can create an interesting meme or graphic to share online that divulges information that most people overlook (or never cared about). Every now and again it is fun to take a look at some of the interesting maps that people come up with to help teach people a lesson, whether it is worthwhile or not. You won’t find any of the .

Creating an Awesome Collage with Travel Maps

Creating an Awesome Collage with Travel Maps
  GPS units and smartphones have put a big dent in the need for travel maps featuring clear directions across America’s highways and byways. Although most Americans now have a global map in the palm of their hands with a smartphone, there is still a place for those beloved travel and roadmaps everyone used to collect in the glove box of their vehicle. In this post, you’ll learn how to turn those old travel .

Think Outside the Box with a Globe as a Gift

Swiftmaps.com Globes as Gifts
When most people think about maps, they envision a square or rectangular piece of paper in a book with flat depictions of the world around them. Throughout much of human history, mankind believed the Earth was flat. Early maps reflected that thinking with frightening features at the edges of the map representing the end of the world and unknown darkness beyond. The world is in fact a spherical place, and it wasn’t until globes .

Why are So Many Maps Still Inaccurate?

Why are so many maps still inaccurate?
When it comes to maps, little has changed in the past few decades. While a number of small nations have been added to the global community in recent decades, redrawing boundaries and requiring updates to maps, there is still a glaring issue that plagues all maps. Despite the ample, accurate, data available from satellites circling the Earth, all maps still contain wildly inaccurate information. According to the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail, a number of .

5 Options for Reusing Old Maps

5 Options for Reusing Old Maps
Today, everyone is concerned about reducing their carbon footprint and easing the burden human activity places on planet Earth. Maps are some of the greatest treasures of human society, but with so many modern maps made from paper, it is discouraging to see them end up in landfills. There are many great ways to reuse old maps to bring new life to spaces inside your home while helping to minimize the size of landfills .

Crafty Map Ideas to Add Uniqueness to Your Home Décor

Crafty Map Ideas to Add Uniqueness to Your Home Décor
Creating a unique décor within your home can be difficult, especially for couples with different tastes and individuals who don’t have a big interest in decorating. However, there are a lot of easy ways to add a unique flair to your home without spending a lot of time or money. In this post, you’ll learn a number of ways to generate conversation among your guests by decorating with maps.   Wine-Bottle Tags With a .

Creating a Fun, Educational Environment in Your Child’s Room with Maps

Creating a Fun, Educational Environment in Your Child’s Room with Maps
Decorating a children’s room can be a difficult task. Far too many children today have bland, uninspiring environments in their bedroom that consist of furniture, a television, and a video-game console. Children deserve to have a room in the home that is their own, offering inspiration and a little bit of education during the time they spend in there. There are many great ways to decorate a child’s room, and using wall maps can .

Web Resources for Map-Collecting Enthusiasts

Web Resources for Map-Collecting Enthusiasts
  Maps might be a dime a dozen in school text books, but there aren’t exactly a lot of retailers offering antique and collectable maps for use in home and office décor. This is where the Internet comes in handy. As a map collector, the web is an excellent resource that can help you in a variety of ways. Whether you are hunting for a unique piece to add to your personal collection, trying .