Map Monday: USA Geography Weirdness Including Minneapolis Equals Venice

Here’s a fun video, via Kottke, about some strange geographic alignment perceptions having to do with the United States. It includes a shoutout to Minneapolis, which is at roughly the same latitude as Venice, Italy.

Here’s the vid:

The latitudinal alignment should not come as a surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to’s downtown Minneapolis’ Venetian canal proposal, and subsequent heated debate:

Skyways and flooded streets with Gondolas in Minneapolis.

Enjoy the video!

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.