The Hand Drawn Map Association was founded as a website and physical archive to collect directional maps that people draw for one another at a time when digital technology was rapidly making these maps unnecessary. Over time, the project grew to include a wide variety of hand-made maps as well diagrams and other drawings related to place.

The project was maintained from 2008-2011. The web archive remains available for you to browse in its original state. A book on the project, From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association, is also available.