Lost Maps of Qatar

hand-drawn map of Doha, Qatar
Anonymous, 2008 [Doha, Qatar] original HDMA web archive: map 81

In the early days of the HDMA, I accepted files for the website through drop.io, a service later bought by Facebook. Using drop.io was very easy, and, if you chose, anonymous. This means I received quite a few files without identifying information or accompanying email addresses. Ahh…the early internet. I referred to them as the “lost maps” and still have a folder on a hard drive with these random drawings. Today I’m sharing two of the best.

With the help of an HDMA fan, the map above was determined to be Doha, Qatar. The other map was much easier to figure out. A simple search proved it to be the Mill Hill district of London.