samedi 7 septembre 2013

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Intresting article from twistedsifter :
If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.
Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.
If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check outChartsBin.com. There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. Enjoy!

1. Where Google Street View is Available

map-of-the-world-where-google-street-view-is-available
Map by Google


2. Countries That Do Not Use the Metric System

map-of-countires-that-use-metric-system-vs-imperial


3. The Only 22 Countries in the World Britain Has Not Invaded (not shown: Sao Tome and Principe)

the-only-countries-britain-has-not-invaded


4. Map of ‘Pangea’ with Current International Borders

map-of-pangea-with-current-internatoinal-borders
Map by eatrio.net via Reddit

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. It began to break apart around 200 million years ago. The single global ocean which surrounded Pangaea is accordingly named Panthalassa.

5. McDonald’s Across the World

map-of-countries-with-mcdonalds


6. Paid Maternal Leave Around the World

paid-maternal-leave-by-country


7. The Most Common Surnames in Europe by Country

map-of-most-common-surnames-in-europe


8. Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country

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Map by ChartsBin.com


9. Map of Time Zones in Antarctica

Map-of-time-zones-in-Anarctica


10. Global Internet Usage Based on Time of Day

internet-usage-of-the-world-based-on-time-of-day_2
Map by Carna Botnet via Reddit


11. The World’s Busiest Air Routes in 2012

top-10-busiest-air-travel-routes-of-2012


12. Visualizing Global Population Density

there-are-more-people-living-inside-this-circle-than-outside-of-it


13. Flag Map of the World

Flag-Map-denmark-puerto


14. Map of Alcohol Consumption Around the World

map-of-alocohol-consumption-around-the-world


15. Map of Alcoholic Drink Popularity by Country

drink-popularity-by-country


16. Map of Rivers in the Contiguous United States

map-of-united-states-rivers
Map by Nelson Minar


17. US Map of the Highest Paid Public Employees by State

highest-paid-US-public-employees-by-state
Map by Deadspin.com


18. World Map of Earthquakes Since 1898

earthquakes-by-magnitude-since-1898
Map by John M Nelson


19. Map of Where 29,000 Rubber Duckies Made Landfall After Falling off a Cargo Ship in the Middle of the Pacific Ocean

where-rubber-ducks-made-landfall-after-being-dumped-in-pacific-ocean


20. Map of Countries with the Most Violations of Bribery

bribery-nigeria-is-the-worst


21. World Map of Vegetation on Earth

map-of-vegetation-on-earth
Map by NASA/NOAA


22. Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country

Average_Age_at_first_sex_by_Country-(1)
Map by ChartsBin.com


23. If the World’s Population Lived in One City

the-worlds-population-concentrated


24. The Number of Researchers per Million Inhabitants
Around the World

Number_of_Researchers_per_million_inhabitants_by_Country
Map by ChartsBin.com


25. Worldwide Map of Oil Import And Export Flows

worldwide-oil-import-and-export-flows


26. The 7000 Rivers that Feed into the Mississippi River

map-of-rivers-that-feed-into-the-mississippi-river


27. World Map of the Different Writing Systems

map-of-the-writing-systems-of-the-world


28. Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita

Coffee_Consumption-(3)
Map by ChartsBin.com


29. The Economic Center of Gravity Since 1 AD

evolution-of-the-earth's-economic-center-of-gravity


30. The World Divided Into 7 Regions,
Each with a Population of 1 Billion

population-of-the-world-split-into-equal-sections-of-one-billion


31. Earth’s Population by Latitude and Longitude

the-worlds-population-by-latitue-and-longitude
Photograph by mrgeng on Reddit


32. Map of Contiguous United States
Overlaid on the Moon

map-of-united-states-overlaid-on-the-moon


33. Frequency of Lightning Strikes Throughout the World

frequency-of-lightning-strikes-in-the-world


34. Overall Water Risk Around the World

drought-risk-its-not-just-isolated-around-the-equator


35. The Most Dangerous Areas in the World
To Ship Due to Pirates

riskiest-areas-to-ship-where-the-pirates-rule-the-seas
Map by Control Risks


36. Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have H*es

area-codes-in-which-ludracris-claims-to-have-hoes


37. Where 2% of Australia’s Population Lives

where-2-percent-of-australia-lives


38. The Longest Straight Line You Can Sail on Earth
(Pakistan to Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – 20000 miles)

the-longest-straight-line-you-can-sail-in-the-world




39. Map of Europe Showing Literal
Chinese Translations for Country Names

literal-map-of-europe-by-chinese-name


40. Reversed Map with Southern Hemisphere at Top of Map (because position of North is arbitrary)

map-of-world-upside-down-south-pole-on-top
Map via nnm.me


*Bonus*
World Map Tattoo with Countries Visited Coloured

tattoo-of-world-with-countries-visited-colored-in

Thanks Twisted.com !