Amazingly detailed map of highways. Done in Illustrator, apparently. Part of me is not sure why you would do it, however.
Somewhat obvious, but fun to look at the details. The original NYT article points out some of the more contentious borders.
Josh Worth created a horizontal map of the solar system using a scale of 1 pixel = diameter of moon. There’s a lot of nothing out there (but Josh does add some amusing commentary to help pass the time scrolling between planets).
Type in any name and see how popular it was across the USA over the past 60 years. (blog post explaining methodology)
In theory, the sun should hit it’s apogee (highest point overhead) at noon. But that doesn’t happen in much of the world, for a variety of reasons. The below map by Stefano Maggiolo details the discrepancies.
Map of all kinds of energy related things: coal fields, mines, oil/gas pipelines/storage, electrical transmission lines, wind turbine potential, offshore windspeeds, solar potential, etc. You get the idea.
It’s not the smoothest operating interactive map I’ve ever seen (lots of delays in loading, etc) – but it works if you’re patient.
Thanks to Mr. Brown for sending me the link.
You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.
We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.
There are all kinds of inaccuracies in this, but the major point that we are very very very rich still comes through.
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