Some wonderfully informative maps


Originally shared by Murray J Brown

Some wonderfully informative maps

I’ve always loved maps. When I was a kid I couldn’t wait to get my hands on whatever map was included within the covers of the monthly National Geographic magazine. I’d spend hours poring over them, imagining adventures to be taken, sketching the routes of travel plans, and hanging them on the walls of my room.

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. You might consider this, then, a collection of maps meant to inspire your inner map nerd. I’ve searched far and wide for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not, with a careful eye for sourcing and detail. I’ve included a link for more information on just about every one. Enjoy.

Part 1: 40 maps that explain the world

Part 2: 40 more maps that explain the world


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