the conventional function of a map is to contain
universal symbols and keys; icons that people will recognize as
streets, monuments, etc. As in organized tours, they emphasize what
is commonly thought of as interesting and important.
collect personal maps people draw. one's memory and perception
of a place is very personal, so each is a reflection, however
small or large, of how the individual connects to their environment:
knowing, organizing, and understanding it.
short, each one is a small token of memory and experience, whether
created in order to help me understand a place, to direct me to
the nearest gas station, or as an answer to my persistant requests
to find the local gem of a strange little town. feel free to browse