For centuries New Year's Eve has been known as a time of quite reflection. A time when people around the world spend a quiet abstemious night in perusing over old maps.
This year, for your night of quiet study, you are spoilt for choice, as 2013 proved to be an epic year in the world of interactive mapping. Not only did we see some epic maps this year, we also saw the world of neo-geography move firmly onto the center stage of the online zeitgeist. Which means that this year you have a great choice of 'Maps of the Year' posts from across the internet.
Here are just a few of my favorite lists of Maps of the Year that I have come across in the last couple of weeks:
- Gizmodo -You Are Here: The 13 Best Maps of 2013
- Wired - The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of the Year
- The Atlantic Cities - Our Favorite Maps of 2013
- Cartonerd - Favourite Maps from 2013
If you are planning on breaking with tradition, and are about to head out for an evening on the tiles, may I suggest that you bookmark this post and come back tomorrow.