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

Haggis

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Rise and fall of the Romans:



World built up country by country according to population density:



Shipwrecks of WW2 (incomplete)




The map above shows (or rather doesn’t show) West Berlin in 1988. It was published in East Germany just one year before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

On the surface the map is clearly ridiculous and wouldn’t have fooled anyone. However, it also reveals a deeper truth about life in East Germany prior to the fall of the wall. While Western Berliners and West Germans could visit East Berlin, West Berlin was off-limits for virtually all East German citizens.

Therefore, this map is accurate, in its own way, at least from the perspective of an East German citizen. For most people living in East Berlin or East Germany, West Berlin may as well have not existed, because for all practical purposes it was impossible to visit.










How small is the Vatican? How tall is the Burj Khalifa? This small, and this tall:



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Haggis

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Ketchup, mayo or gravy are all perfectly acceptable choices. Brown sauce can fuck off. Curry sauce? Cheese? Mushy peas? Jeeeeeeeesus Christ. :patsch :sad


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This is an almost 14,000 year-old map from Spain that possibly depicts the earliest image of a human habitation ever made. This was found and dated to the end of the Upper Paleolithic period. Some say it represents a Moli de Salt hunter-gatherer campsite from 13,800 years ago.




 
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Haggis

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Few more, just for interests sake.

Every solid surface in the Solar System stitched together to make a map, to give a sense of the size of the solid bodies outside Earth:


If you put a 10m diameter hole in the deepest part of the Mariana Trench and let all the ocean water drain out, this is what would happen and how long it would take:


Not all the water disappears, because at a certain point most oceans become landlocked. It's not like the entire ocean floor steadily slopes down to the deepest part. But still.

Slavery in the 21st Century:



Olympus Mons vs France:


How long is Chile? Here it is compared to Europe and the USA:




Every bombing raid flown by the Allies in WW2:


Travel time in Ancient Rome. Each contour line represents a week of travel.


Netherlands, 1300 vs now. Reclaimed 17% extra land:


Another Dutch map:



2016 election:



Anyone enjoyed the map of Chile's true size, go to thetruesize.com. Makes it easy to superimpose any country into any other area of the world and see how they actually compare to each other. :thumbsup

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