Travel the World in the Blogosphere: 10 Top Geography Blogs

May 05, 2011

In the geographic blogosphere you can virtually visit beautiful locations around the globe, discover strange and beautiful maps, explore both local and exotic cultures and learn all about GIS and geospatial technologies. Start your journey with these 10 top geography blogs.

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1. National Geographic Magazine

National Geographic is the classic print magazine for lovers of geography, travel and world culture. Now you can get even more fun geo-content online through NGM's Blog Central. Posts range from beautiful National Geographic photographs to editors' takes on geography-related news and events.

2. New Geography

The blog from this online geography magazine goes beyond maps to focuses on local experiences by local people. Get to know real issues in cities from Chicago to Honolulu, as well as commentary and national and international news from a 'new geographic' perspective.

3. Geographic Travels

This professional geographer travels the world, sharing tales of his experiences as well as analysis of geopolitics, geographic news and all things geography.

4. World Geo Blog

The 'geography guy' explores the relationship between people and places, covering topics from the world's first traffic signal to the effects of crowd sourcing on digital maps.

5. Strange Maps

Fans of the esoteric and cartographic will love this blog from Big Think. Strange Maps features exactly that - unusual maps and mapping exercises from around the world, both contemporary and historical.

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6. Making Maps

Have you ever dreamed about making your own map? Learn how on Making Maps, a blog devoted to 'DIY cartography.' In addition to tips and tutorials, the blog features tales from the history of mapping, replete with excellent old photos.

7. Mapperz

The bloggers at Mapperz collect (and explain) the best online resources for mapping and GIS. Learn how to use Open Space, Google Maps, Geodatabase and much more.

8. Slashgeo

Are you a geospatial geek? Don't miss Slashgeo, a blog and online community that features news, resources and forums on GPS, GIS, remote sensing, location-based services and just about everything else in the geospatial tech world.

9. Edible Geography

More than just a localvore's guide to food culture around the world, this blog explores the ways in which geography and food intersect and the effects this can have on business, agriculture and politics.

10. Cultural Geography Blog

Originally started as a curriculum development exercise, this blog has blossomed into the broader musings on the relationship between geography and popular culture by geographer and educator Alan Parkinson.

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