38 Maps You Never Knew You Needed

Some prime examples of map porn for all my fellow amateur cartographers to get lost in. Get it?

1. This map shows every area code in which Ludacris has “hoes”:

ID: 914771

2. This is what the world would look like if the water and land masses were inverted:

ID: 914802

3. This is how much space the Great Lakes would take up if they were in Europe:

ID: 914813

4. Here’s how much space the world’s population would take up if everyone lived in one city:

From Per Square Mile by Tim De Chant.

ID: 914821

5. This is a map of every country England has ever invaded:

(That’s all but 22 countries.)

ID: 914903

6. This map shows the population density in the United States by decade:

ID: 914909

7. Here’s a map of everything New Yorkers call 311 to complain about most:

ID: 914912

8. This is what the U.S. might look like if state borders were redrawn to evenly distribute the population:

ID: 914921

9. Here’s another stab at the concept:

ID: 915013

10. Ever wonder what time zones look like in Antarctica? Here’s your answer:

ID: 914965

11. A guide to the writing system of the world:

ID: 914968

12. A Super Mario Bros. take on the world map:

ID: 914972

13. The U.S. according to which cities have their own Craigslist section:

ID: 914977

14. Here’s what the world might look like if it weren’t spherical:

ID: 914984

15. A map of the U.S. with the original city names:

ID: 914993

16. A guide to the popularity of various sports around the world:

ID: 915008

17. This map uses a different center point than you’re used to:

ID: 915020

18. A map showing what’s on the exact opposite side of the planet:

ID: 915024

19. A map of the worst light pollution in the U.S.:

ID: 915034

20. Here’s how Google auto-complete describes all 50 states:

From Matt Shirly of flipcollective.com.

ID: 915065

21. The U.S. drawn like a map from a fantasy novel:

ID: 915073

22. The U.S. high-speed rail system that will never be:


ID: 915075

23. An America that almost was from 1814:

ID: 915078

24. A map of the countries that consume the most milk:

ID: 915088

25. A map of the most popular surnames in the U.S.:

ID: 915092

26. Here are all the landlocked countries of the world:

ID: 915097

27. All the countries that share just one border with another country:

ID: 915098

28. The most popular web browsers by country:

ID: 915109

29. Here’s every country with a McDonald’s:

ID: 915116

30. The world according to power outlets:

ID: 915125

31. How the world looked during the last ice age:

ID: 915130

32. Maps of the U.S. according to how often the Seven Deadly Sins are committed:

ID: 915232

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