Posts Tagged ‘Maps’

Location Is Everything: Confessions Of A PhillyHistory User

Location Is Everything: Confessions Of A PhillyHistory User

November 30, 2016  |  Vantage

Volunteer PhillyHistory.org geotagger Louis Lescas is an urban historian, map wiz, and human GPS system all wrapped up in one. In this personal essay he shares his love and obsession with hunting locations of old photos for the Philadelphia City Archive > more

Historical Commission Launches New Interactive Map

Historical Commission Launches New Interactive Map

September 11, 2015  |  Buzz

The Philadelphia Register of Historic Places steps into the 21st century with an interactive online map > more

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

Courtyard Compass Reveals A City Off Axis

August 28, 2015  |  Walk the Walk

If you've ever feel like the city is just a tad off we have validating news for you. Philadelphia was built a few degrees left from its true north axis point. Contributor Joe Brin talks cartography and William Penn's city plan with Frank Morelli, Survey Bureau manager of the Streets Department > more

Emma F-C's Philadelphia Map: A Cut Above

Emma F-C’s Philadelphia Map: A Cut Above

June 9, 2014  |  Buzz

Emma Fried-Cassorla's blog has provided an open platform for Philly Love Notes for two years now. To mark the occasion, she's meticulously cut a three-foot-by-three-foot map of the city out of paper by hand—and she's giving it away for free > more

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

Fairmount Park: A New Map From An Old Style

March 18, 2014  |  Makin' It

With her handmade map, South Philly artist Kim Alsbrooks brings Fairmount Park into the 21st Century by way of the Centennial Exhibition. The hand drawn map recalls ancient maps with an artistic focus and favors attention to bicycles > more