Megan Garber reports on a cartography project:
There are a lot of cats in the world, and there are a lot of cats on the Internet. These two facts—one a longstanding reality, the other a longstanding cliche—often collide with each other in predictable ways. And sometimes in less predictable ways. Did you ever think, for example, that someone would take the time to locate the many cats of the world on a digital map?
Well, someone has.
Owen Mundy, an artist, designer, and programmer who teaches at Florida State University, recently published “I Know Where Your Cat Lives,” a project that tracks the world’s cats—or, well, 1 million of those cats—on, yep, an interactive world map.