Mid-week maps!

Just too good not to share with you.

The following were sent to me from Dan Gomez.  They offer a fascinating insight into the power of graphically representing any number of ideas. Hope you find them as fascinating as I did!

This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing 1 billion people.
This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing 1 billion people.

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This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia's population lives.
This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia’s population lives.

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It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.
It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.

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This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you are standing.  For the most part it will probably be water.
This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you are standing. For the most part it will probably be water.

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Apparently you can't get Big Macs everywhere.  This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.
Apparently you can’t get Big Macs everywhere. This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.

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This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.
This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.

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This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded.  There are only 22 of them.
This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded. There are only 22 of them.

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The line in this map shows all of the world's Internet connections in 1969.
The line in this map shows all of the world’s Internet connections in 1969.

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This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013.

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This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.
This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.

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his map shows (in red) the countries that don't use the metric system.
This map shows (in red) the countries that don’t use the metric system.

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This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.
This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.

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This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.
This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.

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And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.
And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.

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This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States.
This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States.

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And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River.
And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River.

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This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the United States.
This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the United States.

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This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.
This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.

Would love to hear which of the maps you found most interesting, and why?

11 thoughts on “Mid-week maps!

  1. “This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded. There are only 22 of them.”

    That would shock a lot of English people I think Paul.

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      1. Here – its the rivers flowing into the Mississippi! Who knew!
        Personally, I love Ordinance Survey maps because I can imagine the detail of the landscape and being there. 🙂

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  2. Again I am with Hariod.. the countries in white that England never invaded… LOL….I knew we had colonised many a country.. And can see how we got the name the British Empire.. 🙂 tables have turned a tad bit now 🙂

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  3. This map shows the countries that don’t use the metric system. A fine example of pig-headed US intransigence.

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