This Online Community Is Crazy About Maps And Here Are 76 Of The Most Interesting Ones

For many of us, cartography day in geography or history class meant a quick nap. With our eyes open, we’d dream of all the delicious stuff we were gonna eat after school, of music we’d play on the Walkman, of a message we received the other day from that cutie…

To bring back our long-lost excitement for hard pieces of data, aka maps, plans, and geographic drawings, we’re gonna need to start from the very best of them. Luckily, there’s a whole online community on Reddit dedicated to the most unusual charts of geographic areas that took maps to a whole new level.

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From mapping “October” in European languages to mapping an eagle’s track over a period of twenty years, these incredible examples will surely put the world into a completely new perspective.

Who knows, you may well unleash your inner cartographer and become among 1.1 million like-minded members of the maps subreddit. In that case, you may need some more cartographical goodness with 41 maps that portray lesser-known facts about America.

#1 What Pedestrans Look Like Across Europe

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#2 Europe Number Plates

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#3 ‘October’ In European Languages

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#4 How To Say “Thank You” In Europe

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#5 Tracking Of An Eagle Over A 20 Year Period

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#6 The Topologist’s Map Of The World – A Map Showing International Borders, And Nothing Else

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#7 An Image Of GPS Tracking Of Multiple Wolves In Six Different Packs Around Voyageurs National Park Shows How Much The Wolf Packs Avoid Each Other’s Range

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#8 Passenger Railway Network 2020

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#9 The Earth Being Centered On Great Britain Is Arbitrary, So Here’s A Map Centered On New Zealand

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#10 My Teacher Was Excited For Our WWI Unit

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#11 The Surface Of Mars: If, Like Earth, 71% Of Its Surface Area Was Covered With Water

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#12 The United States Of America: Alaskan Perspective

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#13 The Surprising Range Of Flamingos

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#14 These Two Areas Of Africa Have Roughly Equal Populations

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#15 Locations Johnny Cash Claims To Have Been In “Ive Been Everywhere”

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#16 To Increase Local Tourism, Lithuania Has Made A Map With Magnets That You Can Only Find In Corresponding Cities

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#17 When A Band Announces A World Tour

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#18 List Of Countries Mentioned Or Referred In The Bible

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#19 How Much Snow Does It Usually Take To Cancel Schools?

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#20 The Japanese Flag But The Two Colors Have The Same Population

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#21 Usage Of ‘Dang’ In The United States

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#22 Roads Either Side Of The Border: Finland vs. Russia

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#23 World’s Smallest Country vs. Largest Building

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#24 Where Penguins Are Found Naturally In The World

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#25 A Map Of The World But It’s Just The Time Zones

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#26 Percentage Of People Willing To Fight For Their Country

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#27 Worlds CO Emissions

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#28 Variations Of The Name John

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#29 How The Antarctic Looks Beneath The Ice

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#30 3D Render Topographic Map Of Europe

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#31 Coats Of Arms Of European Countries

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#32 The Russian Flag But The Two Colors Have The Same Population

#33 When Visiting Someone: Red – Keep Shoes On, Green – Take Shoes Off

#34 What Motorcycles Look Like Across Europe (Based On The Prohibitory Road Sign)

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#35 Frances Longest Border Is Shared With Brazil!

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#36 A Europe–U.S. Superhighway Proposed By The Former President Of Russian Railways

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#37 Brazil’s Northernmost Point Is Closer To Every Country In The Americas Than To Brazil’s Southernmost Point

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#38 The Nearest Country To Everywhere In The US

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#39 All The Nations That Have To Be Combined To Be Equal To Brazils Annual Homicides

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#40 World’s 25 Largest Lakes Side By Side

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#41 The Longest Possible Train Travel In The World

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#42 Hundred Largest Islands Of The World

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#43 90 Minute Public Transit Commuter Zone For London vs. San Francisco

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#44 The Countries That Got Tea Via China Through The Silk Road (Land) Referred To It In Various Forms Of The Word “Cha”. On The Other Hand, The Countries That Traded With China Via Sea – Through The Min Tan Port Called It In Different Forms Of “Te”

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#45 How To Become President With 22% Of The Vote

If you would get 50.1% of the vote of each red-coloured state, 22% of the population of the country, you would become president, even if 78% of the country voted for another person, this is assuming that 49.9% of people in the the red-coloured states voted for the blue party, and 100% of the people in the blue-coloured states voted for the blue party.

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#46 The History Of Accuracy In World Maps

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#47 Each Section Has 10% Of The World’s Population

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#48 50 Percent Of Canadians Live South Of The Red Line

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#49 Comparing The Population Of The Dakotas And Manhattan

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#50 Occupied Bald Eagle Nests In Wisconsin. 1974 vs. 2019. Growth Credited To The Clean Water Act

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#51 British Columbia Split Into 3 Areas Of Equal Population

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#52 The Decline Of Our Native Tongue Over The Last 2 Centuries, I Find The Maps Rather Than The Reciting Of Statistics, Gives A Far Better Impression On The Overall Erosion Of One Of The Biggest Aspects Of Our Culture, Irish Itself

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#53 Japan, How Big It Is In Reality?

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#54 Map Of Venus If It Has As Much Water As Earth

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#55 Paper Sizes World Map

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#56 Turkey , Borders 7 Countries With 7 Different Alphabets

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#57 World With 1000m Sea Level Drop

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#58 Position Of The North Magnetic Pole Since 1590

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#59 Size Comparison Between Australia And The United States

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#60 Cheese Map Of Europe

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#61 New Take On The Concept Of A World Metro

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#62 Average ‘First Leaf’ Appearance In The Contiguous U.S.

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#63 Map Of Almost All Countries And Their Respective Camo Patterns

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#64 The Italian Flag, But Every Colour Has The Same Population

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#65 North American Cryptids

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#66 The Nearest Country To You, When In Russia

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#67 North America Animal Migration Routes

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#68 There And Back Again

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#69 How I, A Brit, See The United States (Sorry If It Offends Anyone)

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#70 4 Years Of Trucking, Each Dot Is Somewhere He Spent >1 Hour

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#71 I Recorded The Last Two Months As A Pizza Delivery Guy (On Bike)

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#72 Syria Before And After Civil War

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#73 You Can Fit The Entirety Of Poland Into Texas And Still Be Able To Drive Around It

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#74 Olympus Mons Compared To France

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#75 Amount Of Tanks Per 100 000 People

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