Toilet map

Is that a river?

Gregory Marler spotted these maps above the urinals while …

“I just spotted the Mappery website. What a great and understandable idea.

I attach and image of a map in a toilet. It’s always exciting to take a break from a mapping event and find a map. If I find them, I think I have a collection of photos showing maps in WCs. Sometimes it’s not possible/appropriate to get a snap of the map.

This one is from the Faraday Wharf building on Innovate Birmingham campus. The building hosted the post-SotM hackathon and the internet connection couldn’t cope with so many map fans.”

Australia in a puddle

Australian puddle

Thanks to Ross McDonald for pointing us at this Australian puddle spotted in Somalia by a member of the Australian Defence Force. The image originally appeared on the ADF web site (see here on the WayBackMachine) and more recently on GeoLounge who said

Cartocacoethes was a term first coined by John Krygier from the Making Maps blog to describe a mania, uncontrollable urge, compulsion or itch to see maps everywhere.
The cartographic equivalent to seeing Jesus in burnt toast, the terminology is a concatenation of the greek word for map (khartes) and cacoethes, a Greek word meaning “an irresistible urge to do something inadvisable.”

This one may be up there with “the elephant’s ear” in our all time best Maps in the Wild

Bathroom floor

Neil Ackroyd stumbled on this innovative use of Ordnance Survey mapping in his Barbican hotel room.

“Now that’s a bathroom floor – won’t throw my wet towel on this beauty”

There is something especially delightful about being able to step over the Thames when you get out of shower.

Intrigued by Merlin’s Cave in old Clerkenwell as shown NW corner on my toilet map !

A compass globe map thing

This compass (or is it a globe?) is in the entrance to Jaffa port. It shows the distance and direction of a series of cities from Tel Aviv/Jaffa. You stand looking out at the sea and can see many of the cities surrounding you. The top pic is taken facing the sea and the one below was taken from the other direction because it does a bit more detail.

I like the way that the city markers run off the edge of the map and are embedded in the tiles surrounding it. The last two are Gibraltar and Tangiers.

Massive Tennessee state map

Raf sent us this pic of the Tennessee Map Plaza in Nashville

And another candidate for #mapsinthewild @StevenFeldman the giant state map of Tennessee, in Nashville (had to take a screenshot of Gmaps, no ground picture good enough) 

I think this is a fair candidate for waiving my principle of “no screenshots” but if anyone has a drone or fancies hanging from the bottom of a helicopter to get a closer up shot then do let me know.