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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

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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.

You should also check out There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. Enjoy!

map of the world where google street view is available

map of countires that use metric system vs imperial

the only countries britain has not invaded

map of pangea with current internatoinal borders

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.

map of countries with mcdonalds
paid maternal leave by country

map of most common surnames in europe

Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country (1)

Map of time zones in Anarctica

internet usage of the world based on time of day 2
top 10 busiest air travel routes of 2012

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

Flag Map denmark puerto
map of alocohol consumption around the world
drink popularity by country

map of united states rivers

highest paid US public employees by state

earthquakes by magnitude since 1898

where rubber ducks made landfall after being dumped in pacific ocean
bribery nigeria is the worst

map of vegetation on earth

Average Age at first sex by Country (1)

the worlds population concentrated

Number of Researchers per million inhabitants by Country

worldwide oil import and export flows

map of rivers that feed into the mississippi river

map of the writing systems of the world

Coffee Consumption (3)
evolution of the earth's economic center of gravity

population of the world split into equal sections of one billion
the worlds population by latitue and longitude

map of united states overlaid on the moon
frequency of lightning strikes in the world

drought risk its not just isolated around the equator

riskiest areas to ship where the pirates rule the seas

area codes in which ludracris claims to have hoes

where 2 percent of australia lives

the longest straight line you can sail in the world

literal map of europe by chinese name

map of world upside down south pole on top

tattoo of world with countries visited colored in