Massive maps at Madingley American Cemetery

Paul Hardy shared these massive maps from the Memorial Hall at Madingley American Cemetery.

“Here are two really big maps from a building in my locality – on the inside and the outside of the Memorial Hall at the Madingley American Cemetery, at 52.216 N, 0.056 E (close to the zero meridian). Given the recent anniversary of the Normandy landings, these are particularly relevant. The cemetery has 3,800 war graves of US dead, and a wall with the names of over 5000 dead whose bodies were never found (including Glen Miller, and Joseph Kennedy)”

3D Iceland

Ben Hennig sent us this from Reykajvik

“I love your ‘Maps in the Wild’, so I thought of adding a contribution to it from my little rock in the middle of the Atlantic. Though not fully ‘in the wild’, I think this is a pretty nice map to see when being out and about, even if it technically is inside. Attached you see a photo of the map of Iceland showing the country in 1:50,000 scale turned into a 3D map made from some sophisticated cardboard layers (with a 1:25,000 scale for elevation). The model was created based on post-war mappings made by the Americans. It can be seen in Reykjavik City Hall (free and open to the public, https://visitreykjavik.is/reykjavik-city-hall) most of the year (apart from when they use the venue for events) next to the city pond (Tjörnin) which incidentally gives a sense of scale since when using the same scale as the map, the pond outside the window is about the same-scale size of Greenland, giving a real impression of how these two neighbouring countries compare. 

Maybe that is good enough for you to include in your Maps in the Wild collection!

All the best from the North,
Ben”

A clear run to the North Pole

Paul Hardy sent us this map of Norfolk (UK)

“If you are short of maps in the wild, here’s one from my last weekend visit to the north coast of Norfolk (UK, not US). This was in the Ship Inn at Brancaster at 52.963N, 0.638E – head North from there, and there is nothing between you and the North Pole! They do a nice pint of Adnam’s Ghost Ship though.
 
It’s Bryant’s map of 1826, published in six sheets at a scale of 10 miles to 12 inches, and showing ecclesiastical boundaries. Given that Norfolk is about 50 miles across, that’s about 5 foot square.
 
The photo was of the map on a wall in the back room of the Ship, used as a dining room. We are in the second full square of the top row.”