40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

From Twisted Sifter – August 13, 2013

Read more at http://twistedsifter.com/2013/08/maps-that-will-help-you-make-sense-of-the-world/

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

Worldwide_Driving_Orientation_by_Country-(1)

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

 

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