Category Archives: General

Street, Road, and Avenue

Our friend Derek Watkins recently made a map which he claimed copied something I once did (although he did it much more beautifully), so why don’t we return the favor? He also made a few other maps of Portland, Oregon … Continue reading

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Typographic Boston and Massachusetts

Typographic maps—that is, maps constructed mostly by typography—are quite the rage these days. I think I got in on, well, if not the ground floor then a fairly low level of the fad some four years ago with a small … Continue reading

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Wanted: your map of Boston neighborhoods

Let’s settle this. Over and over it’s been made clear that there is little agreement on the precise boundaries of Boston’s neighborhoods. Most people agree on the existence of the major neighborhoods, but everyone has different opinions on where one … Continue reading

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For Here or To Go

It’s your lunch break, and you want to grab some food to eat in the park. Or maybe you’ve just gotten off work, and you want to pick up a meal to take home with you on the T. But … Continue reading

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Allston: Trash v. Treasure Heap

It’s been nearly six months since Boston’s big moving day of 2011. Landlords will soon be demanding answers about lease renewals, if they aren’t already, and we will once again begin dreaming of that great holiday: Allston Christmas. You may … Continue reading

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Booze

Ah, The Super Bowl. Whether the home team is in the game or not (ahem… ours is), we can’t help but use the occasion as an excuse to hit up the local watering hole and have a few drinks with … Continue reading

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Density

One of the things that quickly struck me—and that, I think, becomes apparent to most newcomers and visitors—after moving to the Boston area is how small it is for a “big city” in the United States. It is of course … Continue reading

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A Cartographic Year in the Life of Boston

In early December, we Tweeted the following: Bostonographers—Tweet your favorite Boston-based news story of 2011. Boston is a place where things happen. What happened this year & where? We received one response . . . and that’s only if you count … Continue reading

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A year of Bostonography

Well, we’ve lasted a year. And we’re not even close to tired of this yet! Success! Thanks for your readership, comments, tweets, links, emails, and encouragement over the past year. We’ve been beyond pleased with the interest and support you’ve … Continue reading

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A new BPL home for the Leventhal Map Center

In case you missed it, this past weekend was the grand opening of a beautiful new public space for the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center in the Boston Public Library at Copley Square. You probably already know the Map Center, … Continue reading

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