Yea, I got a map for that

Yea, I got a map for that

Someone called me "Map Man" on Facebook

“I’ve always been fascinated by maps and cartography. A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going — in a sense it’s three tenses in one.”

Peter Greenaway (Welsh filmmaker)

Greenaway boasts what is arguably the most playful c.v. of any major living director, overflowing with visual puns, mathematical puzzles and imaginary languages. He’s obsessed with lists, maps and all manner of taxonomic tools that humans have designed to make sense of a chaotic world (that’s his structuralist impulse in action), even as he so clearly takes pleasure in subverting those very same systems (for which he’s been labeled a “post-structuralist” by those who share his affinity for classification). — Variety, May 2022

The Past

Hand-drawn map of Atlanta from the mid-1850s. Note the “wye” junction where the three railroad lines converge. The area in the middle of that triangle is, “The Gulch.”
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Hand-drawn map of Atlanta from mid-1800s. The five colored sections represent the City’s voting wards. The circumference line denotes the city limits.
Sanborn Fire Map from 1917.

The Present



Atlanta Craft Beer Touring Mp by ATLsherpa (click on image to access interactive map)
Battle of Atlanta Touring Map by ATLsherpa (click on image to access interactive map)

The Future

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