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Map of Springfield
Published Friday, August 12, 2005 by CCAer | E-mail this post
The Simpsons animated television series has been around for quite a while and looks like it will be around much longer. Jerry Lerma and Terry Hogan have taken their knowledge of the fictional Springfield and compiled it into an attractive map. They write on their Guide to Springfield website: “While the placement of most locations is arbitrary, many are placed according to where they appear in relationship to each other in specific episodes of The Simpsons. In some cases ‘one-time references’ to specific locations have been disregarded in favor of others more often repeated. Due to the many inconsistencies among episodes, the map will never be completely accurate.” More than an example of good cartographic technique, it is an interesting exercise in map compilation.