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Number of Eurovision Victories, 2nd Place Finishes & Year of Debut

<i>Map created by AxG via Wikimedia</i><p>Love Eurovision? Then you’ll love these 3 maps.<p>The map of Europe above shows how many times each country has won the …

7 Maps That Will Change How You Think About Global Politics

The ways we look at geopolitics are hopelessly out of date. Military might and the power of nation-states aren’t what they used to be. Now it’s all about who’s the most connected.<p>Power in the 21st century means something very different than it did even a few decades ago. Military might, territory, …

Nuclear Vs Non-Nuclear Powered Countries: 2016 Facts

The map above shows which countries have operating commercial nuclear power stations and which ones do not as of April, 2016. At last count, 31 …

North Korea

These online maps let you find the quietest spots in big cities

How does your city sound? That’s a question a group of researchers are trying to answer with a new project called Chatty Maps.<p>The site, which features aerial views of London, Barcelona, Madrid, New York and Boston mines Flickr for geo-located tags that feature words that can be associated with …

Here's what the world would look like if countries were scaled based on their population

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is out with its "Transforming World Atlas" research note, which examines global economic trends through a series of …

What Are You Really Facing When You Look Across the Ocean?

If you’re on the East Coast, it could be Australia.<p>Say you’re standing perpendicular to an East Coast beach gazing out over the waves. What continent are you facing—Europe or Africa, right?<p>Well, if you happen to be in certain places from South Carolina up to Newfoundland, your eyes could be …

NYC Bike Map

These Maps Show The Surprising Places A Straight Line Across The Ocean From You

If you stand on a California beach and look out at the ocean–imagining where you’d end up if you travel long enough in a straight line–you might guess Japan.<p>That’s what a simplified map showing what’s across the ocean indicated a few years ago; by latitude, the two places line up. But if you …

D.C. Is Packing on Huge Amounts of Impervious Surfaces

The city has added “1 million cubic meters of pavement, buildings, and the like every year for nearly three decades,” researchers say.<p>The only way to have not noticed a development boom in Washington, D.C., is if you were living at the bottom of the Potomac River. Now we can actually see the huge …

This map shows every country’s major export

Do you know what your country's biggest export is?<p>Now, thanks to this map put out by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch, you can find out. The map does not include the export of services, but highlights some interesting insights and global trends.<p>Part of their Transforming World Atlas, the report …

Trace Your Ancient Human Ancestry with New Map

A new map allows us to trace our ancient human ancestry, revealing how extensively past interbreeding has affected people alive today.<p>The genetic …

Anniversary images bring the Blitz up to date

An amazing new set of pictures has brought the horror of the Blitz right up to date on its 70th anniversary.<p>In a merging of old and new imagery wartime destruction across Britain is shown in the exact spots as they exist today.<p>One picture shows a huge crater next to the Bank of England headquarters …

Why Some Countries Drive on the Right and Some Countries Drive on the Left

Today I found out why some countries drive on the right and some countries drive on the left.<p>The origin of this varies based on the time period and …

Sick of traffic? See how slow your journey was in 1945

I’m a map geek, so this Maps Time Travel thing is fascinating to me. It compares road travel today with what it was like in 1945.<p>You can enter any two UK cities or postcodes and compare travel times, distances and routes you’d take today with those from 71 years ago. Spoiler: fuel is generally a …

7 side-by-side photos that show how dramatically London has changed in the last 100 years

The Ebstorf Map: tradition and contents of a medieval picture of the world

<b>The Ebstorf Map: tradition and contents of a medieval picture of the world</b><p>By G. Pischke<p><i>History of Geo and Space Sciences</i>, Vol.5 (2014)<p>Abstract: The …

7 maps that changed history

Maps are one of the oldest forms of communication. From marks scratched on rocks by Neolithic peoples, to the vast digital databases of the 21st …

London's second languages mapped by tube stop

Which tube line in London is the most linguistically diverse? Where on the tube are you most likely to hear French or Portuguese? UCL’s Oliver O’Brien’s map of the most common second languages by tube stop will give you a clue<p>Walk along the streets of London and it’s not uncommon to hear a variety …

This is what cybercrime looks like

If you ever needed a reason to change your password right now, here it is.<p>That 123456 password simply doesn't cut it. Personal and business accounts …

Cybersecurity

Linguistic map of Min Dialects in China and Taiwan.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

4 maps that explain Europe's population shift

Europe's population is shifting to the Northwest.<p>The GDP in its more easterly nations seems to be booming, while the countryside and many smaller cities continue to empty at the expense of the great conurbations.<p>And while Europe's southern nations continue to suffer under austerity, cities around …

German propaganda map showing the Allies' colonial empires (c1916) http://t.co/lso9zwY7v8

NASA satellite images: Which are the most polluted countries in the world?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and Europe are among the world's largest emitters of nitrogen dioxide -- but both have also shown the most dramatic reductions in these emissions between 2005 and 2014, according to new global NASA satellite maps.<p>Nitrogen dioxide is a yellow-brown gas that is a common …

Pollution

Here's the Most Complete Ocean Floor Map Ever Made

What lies beneath the deep blue sea? So much more than you might think.<p>The results that let this new, marvelously-detailed map of the seafloor from …

This Old Map: Benjamin Franklin's Gulf Stream, 1786

The second map in an occasional series depicts a turning point in transatlantic navigation.<p>Thanks to the jet stream, westbound flights across the Atlantic take longer than eastbound ones. In the centuries before air travel, sailors dealt with a related time-sucking natural phenomenon, until a …

These Satellite Maps of Cities Are Made From Thousands of Lego Bricks

As children, the first cities we build are often rendered in Lego. Artist Ben Hecht uses the material in a slightly different way—to recreate cities …

A rare map of the most complex conflict on Earth

Although there are more than 1.6 million people displaced, along with frequent fighting between the Congolese government and the region's constellation of armed groups, the conflict often defies a label as straightforward as "war."<p>Even after M23's downfall, the region is home to scores of …

November crushes temperature record while 2015 careens toward new milestone

New data in from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and NASA show that November 2015, like many of the months preceding it this year, was by far …

Linguists Determine the Best Way to Give Directions

Giving directions often involves landmarks. “Turn left at the clock tower,” “head straight until you reach the bridge,” “look for Waldo under the …

How to use Google Maps offline mode on iOS, Android

The moment your phone reads "No service," Google Maps suddenly drops out. That is, unless you've saved your maps for offline access. With this feature, you can store large map areas for guidance, even when you're stuck without reception.<p>The process is identical on both iOS and Android. Before we …