Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Adult Coloring Maps - Part 3

Last summer the the UK's Ordnance Survey invented the concept of the coloring map. The Ordnance Survey had noticed the huge popularity of adult coloring books and realized that what the world was waiting for was adult coloring maps.

They therefore released a series of black and white maps as free PDF files. The Ordnance Survey Blog created 11 maps which you can print out and then spend hours coloring-in.

The Ordnance Survey maps are all of UK cities. I therefore decided to release free PDF files for a number of U.S. cities. I also threw in maps  of the World and Europe. You can download the maps using the links below

World, San Francisco, New York, Europe, Washington DC, Dallas, Boston, Seattle

(map data from OpenStreetMap (CC-BY-SA))

The New York Public Library has now also jumped on the adult coloring bandwagon. The NYPL has released a free PDF which includes a number of black & white images from its Digital Collections, which are perfect for coloring-in.

The #ColorOurCollections PDF only includes one map, 'District Map Section No. 13' from 1913. However the NYPL Digital Collections has thousands of vintage maps, all of which you can print out and color-in.

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