Face it, Maps Are Fun

Photo by Lisa at LLWorldTour

Photo by Lisa at LLWorldTour

Face it, maps are fun

We like maps because they can tell stories in entirely new ways. Here’s an example. I’ve been mulling this idea over for a good long while. After buying a house in East Oakland two years ago, I started visiting some of the local taco trucks. Then, I came across a Google map identifying all of them in a post by fellow blogger @DIYGene at OurOakland.com.

I decided to take over the map, first created by Krys in 2007, for my own purposes. Many of the trucks have moved. Some are gone entirely. I started to update the map. Then I decided to tap into Oakland’s local knowledge.

I’m republishing the map and promoting it. What a fun way to highlight a little piece of Oakland, right? I’ll post with a red thumbtacks, keeping whatever pre-2013 information is useful and accurate, such as photos, links, and reviews. Heck, maybe… hopefully… I can even draw others into the act. Let me hear from you about East Oakland’s taco trucks your frequent.

by Ed Carpenter — He’s a bad mutha … shut yer mouth.


Posted on January 25, 2013, in Blogging, Interactive content. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Face it, Maps Are Fun.

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