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Shocking and interesting maps.

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  1. 1. MapsHow do they construct the way we understand the world?
  2. 2. Internet users 2007 ernet_users_animation.html
  3. 3. Enlace nternet_users_animation.html
  4. 4. Obras de arte famosas • En Europa occidental 75_671603.html?id_externo_rsoc=FB_CM
  5. 5. The world according to Americans in 2012
  6. 6. Political map as Panagea • Pangaea was a supercontinent that existed for about 100 million years before fracturing apart 200 million years ago and moving slowly into the current continental configuration. This is what the world would look like had that land mass stayed intact.
  7. 7. Air travel routes • This map, which includes only the arcs made in air travel routes, demonstrates the beautiful world- connectedness that flight has enabled.
  8. 8. Africa, as made up of other countries • Based on our current accepted map projection formats, countries either at the equator or at the edges invariably get distorted in size. Here’s a map of Africa, with a number of random countries superimposed over it to get a relative feel for the size of the continent.
  9. 9. Inverted population of Australia • This map flipped the paradigm, as the shaded region represents where only 2% of the entire population of Australia lives, meaning the un- shaded region is home to 98% of Australia’s population.
  10. 10. • Yet another take on the visualization of the global population distribution, this map-pair demonstrates the desirability and inhabitability of the tropics, with their major intersection hovering over the Indonesia/Philippines region.
  11. 11. • Breaking from the long-held convention of orienting north as “up” established by Ptolemy (90- 168 AD), and resulting from the majority of cartography taking place in the Northern Hemisphere, this world map seems turned on its head (by orienting south as up). Fun fact: Evidently in the Middle Ages, cartographers routinely fixed east as up, “to orient.”