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Interactive Pangaea Map With Modern International Borders

<i>Screenshot, see full interactive version below</i><p>One of our most popular maps is Pangaea With Current International Borders.<p>However, while it’s without …

Maps

Map Of The European Natural Gas Network

<i>Map created by ETH Zurich</i><p>The map above shows existing European natural gas pipelines in blue and planned pipelines in red. Large urban areas area …

Natural Gas

If European Borders Were Drawn By DNA Instead Of Ethnicity

<i>Map originally found on reddit</i><p>The map above shows what the borders of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa might look like if they were based on …

Flat Earth "Globe"

<i>Map created by John Krygier at Making Maps</i><p>The map above shows what a <i>“Globe”</i> of the Earth would look like if the Earth was flat.<p>Most people accept …

Astronomy

ZIP Code Prefixes In The United States

<i>Map created by reddit user spiderkid319</i><p>The map above shows US states by the first digit used in their ZIP codes. Not surprisingly, the numbers start …

Maps

Luxembourg Is Not A Microstate!

<i>Map created by reddit user issoweilsosoll</i><p>The map above shows how big Luxembourg is compared to Singapore, Andorra, Malta, Liechtenstein, San Marino, …

Europe

Roman Road Tube Map Circa 125 AD

<i>Map created by Sasha Trubetskoy</i><p>The map above is tube / subway style map of the major Roman roads around 125 AD. It is the amazing work of Sasha …

Map Showing How Airlines Divert Flights Around Syrian Airspace

<i>Map from flightradar24</i><p>The interactive map from flightradar24 above shows live flight locations for commercial civilian aircraft around the world.<p>When …

Doctors Without Borders

London Post Office Railway (AKA Mail Rail) Map

The map above shows the route of London’s Post Office Railway (better known as Mail Rail) in 1929. It operated beneath London’s streets from 1927 …

Trains

Map of Europe, 1500 AD

<i>Map created by reddit user Yetkinler</i><p>The map above shows the patchwork of kingdoms, principalities, bishoprics, duchies, republics, cities, …

Europe

The Border Between Belgium & The Netherlands at Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau

The map above shows the incredibly strange and complex border between Belgium and the Netherlands at Baarle-Hertog (Belgium) / Baarle-Nassau …

Watersheds & Drainage Basins Of Europe's Major Rivers

<i>Map created by Sansculotte via Wikimedia</i><p>The map above shows the major rivers of Europe (blue lines), their drainage basins (green areas) and …

Indian Borders According To Google Maps India vs USA

<i>Map found via reddit</i><p>The map above shows how Google.co.in shows India’s borders compared to how Google.com shows them.<p>The major difference of course …

The Only Countries With Economies Bigger Than California

<i>Map found via Reddit</i><p>The map above shows just how large California’s economy is compared to almost every other country on earth. Depending on how you …

Travel Time from Ancient Rome

The map above is an Isochrone map which shows how long it would have taken someone to travel from Rome to the farthest reaches of the Roman Empire at …

The First Ordnance Survey Map

The map above, titled <i>An Entirely New & Accurate Survey Of The County Of Kent, With Part Of The County Of Essex</i> was created by William Mudge in 1801 …

European Places With "Saint" or "Holy" In Their Names

<i>Map created by Szymon Pifczyk, Marcin Gębala, Aleksander Deryło, & Bartosz Chyż via BIQData.pl</i><p>The map above shows European cities, towns and villages …

Most Recurring Word On Each Country's Wikipedia Page

Map created by reddit user Amiantedeluxe<p>The map above shows which word appears most often on each country’s English language Wikipedia page. For …

If Ireland Was As Dense As England, Its Population Would Be 35.5 Million

Here are two random facts that show either how densely populated England is and/or how sparsely populated the entire island of Ireland is.<p>If Ireland …

Amtrak After Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

The map above shows what Amtrak services might look like if President Trump’s budget cuts go through as planned. According to the National …

Drive Time To See The Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017

<i>Map created by Michael Zeiler, www.GreatAmericanEclipse.com</i><p>The map above shows how long it takes to drive to the centerline of the total solar …

New York State Vs England - How Do They Compare?

<i>Created by reddit user eivarXlithuania</i><p>The mapographic above compares New York State and England (<i>note not the full UK</i>). While the two are almost the …

Every Bomb Dropped By The British & Americans During WW2

<i>Map created by reddit user amazonada</i><p>The map above shows every bomb dropped by the British and Americans during World War 2, along with a limited …

Every European Country's Top Export & Import Partner

<i>Every European Country’s Top Export Partner, map by reddit user sendherhome22</i><p>The two maps presented here show every European country’s top export and …

Climate Analogues of Australia

<i>Map created by reddit user triton1982</i><p>You probably already know Australia is a relatively hot country, but the map above shows how the clinate of its …

Population Density Represented As Elevation

<i>Map created by Marnix Hamelberg at Cartoma</i><p>The map above shows what Asia would look like if population density corresponded to physical …

Where Woolly Mammoths Used To Roam - Range At Their Peak

<i>Map created by Azcolvin429 via Wikimedia</i><p>The map above shows the range of Woolly Mammoths at their peak in the Late Pleistocene era which ended …

Map of European Wind Farms

<i>Map created by SETIS from the EMHIRES dataset Part I</i><p>The map above shows the locations of wind farms across Europe and comes from the European …

Wind Power

Population Density Of The 13 American Colonies In 1775

<i>Map, courtesy of U.S. Military Academy via AwesomeStories</i><p>The map above shows the population density of the original thirteen American colonies, the …