The Little-Known Capitalist History of the Highway Map

A 1968 map of Ontario sponsored by Shell. Image: University of Toronto's Map and Data Library

A 1968 map of Ontario sponsored by Shell. Image: University of Toronto’s Map and Data Library

Is a map just a handy navigational tool? Jeff Allen explores how highway maps — whether paper ones from decades ago or today’s digital maps — have been used as marketing tools.

~Thanks to Asha W. Agrawal for this post

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