Cool maps that will help you understand the world better. (UPDATED - Post #89)

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World air travel routes (Showing only the arcs made by planes):


The world as seen from space, over a 12-month period:






















European missionary's map of Africa, circa 1908.




Political map of the world, circa 200AD.

(direct link if too small: http://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/files/2013/08/n3LCXYT.jpg

Map of the world according to population size. One square = 1 million people.



World with water and land reversed:





Real-time interactive map of wind over the continental US:
http://hint.fm/wind/


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The longest straight line that can be sailed on Earth.




Geotagged tweets since 2009:


Fictional character's London stomping grounds:


Global seafloor topography:


World map according to the number of indigenous languages that originated there:




The Carta Marina, a 16th Century map of Scandinavia drawn up by Olaus Magnus:








The path of tropical cyclones and hurricanes around the world, from 1843 to 2013.




2.4 million car crashes in the UK from 1999-2010, each represented by a dot of light.










In 1992, 29,000 rubber duckies fell off a container ship heading out of Hong Kong. Here's where they went. :smoke




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If I've learned anything from this thread its that America is a fucking shit hole. No paid maternity leave ? Really ?
 
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Total bollocks. I do not know one single person with red hair in Edinburgh. Few in Aberdeen but nowhere near 10%
There's a 10% chance that you're a ginger who's lying through his teeth.
 
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There's a 10% chance that you're a ginger who's lying through his teeth.
It's a proven fact that thon dutchs national colour is orange because of all the queer fake Germans that are ginger in ze Netherlands. Look it up.
 
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The British view of the world ,based on the number of articles from the Guardian website in 2010, related to that country:


 
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Mapping the number of languages onto the map of the world.
The darker the green, the more languages spoken there.

 
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Papua new guinea definitely too light there imo
Yeah,I was looking at that map and noticed that it looked dodgy.Doesn't the Indonesian archipelago meant to have hundreds of living languages within it too? Here is a more plausible looking map:


The number of languages considered indigenous to each country that are still spoken there:



[T]he map presents a good picture of linguistic diversity. Papua New Guinea has nearly 10% (820) of the world's indigenous living languages, so that there are only an average of 7000 speakers per language living there. Indonesia (737), Nigeria (510), and India (415) also have a large number of native languages.

At the other end of the scale, Belarus, Maldives, DPR Korea and Holy See each have only one indigenous living language.

http://www.worldmapper.org/display_languages.php?selected=583
 
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