Phantom places. The Fake Places That Only Exist to Catch Copycat MapmakersThere are fake towns, there are real towns, and then there is Agloe in upstate New York. The town was invented as a cartographical ruse in the 1930s, but it somehow ended up becoming real. Agloe’s story might be the strangest in the already strange history of copyright traps in maps.Apparently map makers sometimes intentionally add in fake streets and towns in order to catch copycats. There’s gotta be an UF book in this article somewhere… Alis2017-09-28T13:45:51+10:0021st August, 2015| One Comment yellingintothevoid 20th August, 2015 at 8:11 pm Comments are closed.