If there’s one union that has been near seamless, it’s the internet with Photoshop, Paint, and pretty much any graphics program. This is true with cartography, as well. If there’s a map out there, someone has spoofed it.
But some of the more entertaining maps deal with satire of localized ignorance or stereotype… particularly when mocking America’s ego-centrism. After the jump, I’ve collected some of the more entertaining ones I’ve come across while surfing the interwebs.
Click on through and let me know
Sadly, with a rare exception, the attached are too widespread on the internet (and are unsigned) so as to make attribution of credit impractical. Let me just say that whoever drafted these had a stroke of genius to them.
You can click them all to see the full sized version.
Perhaps the most info-laden World According to America (note the remaining homage to "here there be dragons")
Another World According to Americans... this one with barely sufficient exclamation points.
This World According to America has a nice scent of anti-communism... making one think its from the 80s, but, sadly, interweb memes didn't exist back then.
Another World According to Americans.
World According to Dubya, Part One
World According to Dubya, Part Deux: Is it any shock that Bush 43 isn't terribly popular on the interwebs?
The world according to Finnish folk.
North America, according to Canadians
America, according to its rednecked inhabitants.
JApan also gets into the fun with a comically bad (it's unclear if this is intentional humor) portrayal of America. Not so much with the geography.
Europe, as seen by the Swedes.
NYC Subway System: Intricately Graphic - by the Cosmic Art Enerprises Gallery
Cartographic Survey of Social Networks