These Maps Will Change The Way You See The World

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1. A map showing homicide rates around the world.

A map showing homicide rates around the world.

UN Office on Drugs and Crime / Via imgur.com

 

2. A map of how common blonde hair is around the world.

A map of how common blonde hair is around the world.

Schrodinger-Excidium, Deviantart / Via schrodinger-excidium.deviantart.com

 

3. A map drawn in imperial Japan in 1853, centring on Tokyo.

A map drawn in imperial Japan in 1853, centring on Tokyo.

Suido Nakajima / Via imgur.com

 

4. A map of the world in 43 AD: a reprint of one drawn by Pomponius Mela, a Roman scholar credited as the father of geography.

A map of the world in 43 AD: a reprint of one drawn by Pomponius Mela, a Roman scholar credited as the father of geography.

Wikimedia Commons / Konrad Miller / Pomponius Mela / Via en.wikipedia.org

Reconstructed in 1898 by Konrad Miller.

 

5. A map showing how the official time and the solar time differs around the world.

A map showing how the official time and the solar time differs around the world.

“Solar time vs standard time” by Stefano Maggiolo. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via blog.poormansmath.net

Taken from Stefano Maggiolo’s fascinating blog.

 

6. A map showing every city in the world with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

A map showing every city in the world with more than 100,000 inhabitants.

Nokia / CartoDB / Via imgur.com

There are 4,037 of them.

 

7. Relatedly, a map showing the population density around the world.

Relatedly, a map showing the population density around the world.

NASA Earth Observatory / Via neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov

 

8. Sticking with population: This is how big each country would be if it were in proportion with its population.

Sticking with population: This is how big each country would be if it were in proportion with its population.

Worldmapper / Via worldmapper.org

 

9. A map of the world as seen by the Ottoman Empire in 1803.

A map of the world as seen by the Ottoman Empire in 1803.

Ottoman Military Engineering School [Tab’hane-yi Hümayun] / Via imgur.com

From the Cedid Atlas Tercümesi (The New Great Atlas).

 

10. A map of the prevailing religions in countries around the world.

A map of the prevailing religions in countries around the world.

“Prevailing world religions map” by LilTeK21 at English Wikipedia – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

Which, annoyingly, doesn’t include “no religion” (which would be the biggest single group in much of Europe), but still.

 

11. A map of the world from 1154.

A map of the world from 1154.

“TabulaRogeriana upside-down” by TabulaRogeriana.jpg: Al-Idrisiderivative work: PHGCOM (talk) – TabulaRogeriana.jpg. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons. / Via en.wikipedia.org

Drawn by the Arabic cartographer Mohammed Idrisi, from the Tabula Rogeriana (Book of Roger).

 

12. A map showing where you’d end up if you dug straight down to the other side of the Earth.

A map showing where you'd end up if you dug straight down to the other side of the Earth.

Distractify / Via imgur.com

Assuming you could find a way not to be crushed and burned to death on the way, of course.

 

13. The Mercator projection, 1569.

The Mercator projection, 1569.

Gerardus Mercator / Via en.wikipedia.org

The first and most famous “projection” of a spherical globe onto a flat map, giving sailors accurate lines of longitude and latitude.

 

14. A map showing the most popular sports around the world.

A map showing the most popular sports around the world.

Quora / Via imgur.com

 

15. The Ortelius World Map (1564), the first map by Abraham Ortelius, creator of the first modern atlas.

The Ortelius World Map (1564), the first map by Abraham Ortelius, creator of the first modern atlas.

“OrteliusWorldMap1570” by Abraham Ortelius – The Library of Congress. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

The Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1570, was a collection of 53 maps.

 

16. A map showing countries by number of internet users.

A map showing countries by number of internet users.

“InternetPopulation2011 DeSabbata Graham OII” by Stefano De Sabbata and Mark Graham – Own work. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Commons / Via commons.wikimedia.org

 

17. A map of the most popular website in each country.

A map of the most popular website in each country.

By the data nerds at webempires.org.

 

18. A map showing the results of a survey asking the world who they see as the biggest threat to world peace.

A map showing the results of a survey asking the world who they see as the biggest threat to world peace.

WIN/Gallup International/YouTube / Via youtube.com

People are pretty scared of America, it turns out.

Source: buzzfeed.com

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