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Here a cool thing: A zoomable paper map, kinda like origami. Also reminds me of German Falk City Plans, which use a funky folding scheme, too.
http://www.thezoomab...home/video.html
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Very cool indeed B)

It reminds me of a way of folding a square map to get individual quadrants, the back of which can be glued onto a surface or in a notebook - very useful for fieldwork. I found it on the Free Geography Tools blog a while ago and after a few ruined practice sheets and several paper cuts, I got it right. Doesn't zoom though...

I may have to buy the London map!
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Sweet! I may just have to get one.
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That's really cool! I love creative map-folding. I wonder if they are doing more cities?

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That's really cool! I love creative map-folding. I wonder if they are doing more cities?


Cool! I really enjoyed my Van Dam - New York City map that folds out when you open a page, and folds back together when you close the page.
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I was in London for a few days this week and picked up a copy of this map at Stanford's. I love it, it may just end up replacing the "Underground/Overground" map as my favourite London map (it also folds into a small package, making it easy to keep one on me all the time). I also love the design.

Anyway... I picked up an extra copy, which I'd be happy to donate to whoever claims it first.
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I was in London for a few days this week and picked up a copy of this map at Stanford's. I love it, it may just end up replacing the "Underground/Overground" map as my favourite London map (it also folds into a small package, making it easy to keep one on me all the time). I also love the design.

Anyway... I picked up an extra copy, which I'd be happy to donate to whoever claims it first.



I'll take it if you still have it.

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I'll take it if you still have it.


I do actually. PM me your address and I'll send it off to you.
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That's awesome. First time I've seen a zoomable paper map. I was thinking how well this would apply to a much larger map, say for example, if you had a map at a scale of 1:250 000 of Greater Vancouver, and you could fold it out into a larger map that would cover the same whole area at 1:35 000 or 1:25 000?.

Or if producing a map book in which each page would be at regional level (1:250 000 and up), and could be outfolded to larger scale maps covering the same area for each page?

I'm not sure if this would be efficient, its just an idea I had in my brain as I watched the video.


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This is neat! I would love to see an old Jansson or Gastaldi map turned into something like that. Can you take preexisting maps and create this effect or do they have to be original? I guess it would probably be more a work of engineering creativity than map manipulation
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I purchased this map for a trip to London last summer. Loved it! My only issue was due to the colour it was impossible to see without my glasses. My travelling companions with 20/20 vision used it well! Also, great customer service from the company as I ordered it online shortly before I left and they got it to me on time.
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