Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch


Lost and Found

Entries tagged “maps”

The long goodbye


I was going to be a company man for this company.

Finding Wilson Boulevard


About 18 years ago, my family took advantage of Labor Day weekend to make our first day trip to Chicago, to finally see the bustling Vietnamese community whose clearance we had happily bought for years.



A couple weeks ago, I started at Mapbox, a startup focused on advancing open data and GIS technology.

A nation of handouts


Years ago, I started to collect government-issued road maps, procuring them for free by stopping by roadside welcome centers and signing their guestbooks. Look what happens when I take the collection out of its shoebox.