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If you’re new here, this is Map Nerd. We explore amazing places and cool things on the world map, usually with a video + quick digestible info (more info in the About section). If you enjoy it, subscribe and you can explore with us (click the button below ⬇️)! Here’s a quick rundown of what’s available:
Archives: all the previous videos from YouTube, Tiktok, & Instagram (pre-Feb ‘22) are posted here, including video + transcript so you can read it if you prefer…
This Substack Newsletter: Expect a new Substack post here about twice a month. It will include: 🧐 Lots more Info, Fascinating Details, & Fun Facts to learn more about the places and things in the weeks’ video(s), 📰 Interesting Maps from the current news (aptly called “Maps In The News”), 🎥 Behind the Scenes + Cut for Time, 🎗️Ways to Support, Travel, and Get To Know the communities better, and 🗺️ one good map to gawk at, one bad map to laugh at, and more map fun!
Categories: Posts are organized into a few tidy little “buckets,” if that’s helpful. All posts will get one of these icons:
🆕 The Latest Story has a “NEW” icon and is at the top left on your browser! (or first if on the app)
📍 Bonkers Borders Series:
They’re basically made-up lines, but that have drastic consequences to people who live on them.
🗿 Amazing Places Series:
Unique, strange, hidden, remote, wild locations across the globe that most people don’t know exist.
🚊 Crazy Transit Series:
From bridge with tunnels to Melbourne Hook Turns, transit networks and road rules are wildly different all over the map.
🧐 Map Facts Series:
Fun geography trivia, like why all maps lie or why Burger King is called Hungry Jacks in Australia, and answers to burning geographical questions, like Does anyone actually live in Antarctica?
📰 Map News:
Geography in the news, like when Russia changed its street names to piss of the USA or an decades-old border dispute is finally resolved.
Conversations & Q&As with people who live in the unique places we talk about
If you see something off or have a suggestion, email me anytime: email@example.com
Thanks for exploring with me!