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15 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015, 9:34 pm


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The last time when you saw a world map or atlas, you probably were in your high school. What are maps used for? Locate continents, countries, oceans etc? If you say yes, you are wrong! Maps are generally used to show a ton of useful information, which can be easily understood. Here are fifteen such maps that will change the way you see this world.
10.Countries and Their Favorite Websites

This illustrative world map helps you understand countries and their favorite/most used websites. As you can see, Google and Facebook are clearly dominating. Baidu is a popular website in China, while Yandex is popular in Russia. In China, almost all popular websites like Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter are banned.


Countries and Their Favorite Websites-15 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World


11.This is How Different Countries Think Who is the Threat to World Peace

Do you notice too many US flags in this map? There is nothing to cheer about! According to a survey in which people from different countries were asked 'which country is the biggest threat to world peace?' they responded like this. Countries including China, Australia and Russia think US is biggest threat to world peace!


This is How Different Countries Think Who is the Threat to World Peace-15 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World


12.The Mercator Projection, 1569

This was a popular map used by sailors in 15th century. The Mercator projection is a cylindrical map projection presented by the Flemish geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. It became the standard map projection for nautical purposes because of its ability to represent lines of constant course, known as rhumb lines or loxodromes, as straight segments that conserve the angles with the meridians.


The Mercator Projection, 1569-15 Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World


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