Not super into cartography? Add some lasers into the mix and see what happens. This video features a laser digging into some metal to create a map of Atlanta, Georgia and it's mesmerizing to watch it come into being before your eyes.
Laser-cutting isn't quite that fast; this video is sped up to 4x, but that just makes it all the better to watch. You can find the maps this setup makes on Etsy, and maybe pick one up of your home town. Unless you don't living in a big city, in which case maybe it's time to go get some lasers of your own. [Reddit]