A Subway-Style Map of Roman Empire’s Roads in 125 AD

Starting with the Roman Republic in 300BC and continued during the Roman Empire, the Roman State built and maintained hundreds of thousands of miles of roads. The roads were important for the movement of people, trade, and of course, armies. At its height, the empire had over 250,000 miles of roads – of which 50,000 miles were paved. So what would it take for the representation of these ancient roads in the modern world? A subway map, of course!

Sasha Trubetskoy created this map representing Roman roads in 125 AD in a fashion similar to modern subway maps. Sasha says the map involved a lot of research since there was no single consistent source, plus, some creative liberties had to be taken for the map.

Map Shows What Every Country in the World is Number 1 At

Every country excels at something, or at the very least, leads the world in some metric. Of course, it isn’t always possible that the lead be in a metric that is flattering. It does make for an interesting graphic though. Here is a map of International Number Ones, that rates all countries by what they’re number one at “because every country is best at something.”

Maps Show the Destruction Hollywood Has Caused in America

Watching the movies, you realize how American cities take the brunt of aliens invasions, superheroes battling off their nemesis, monster and creature attacks, and of course, natural disasters. Although most of them are content with destroying New York, they sometimes hit other cities as well. This set of maps and graphics takes a look at the cities destroyed in movies due to various reasons. As the creators of the graphic point out, this is not an exhaustive list and does not include post-apocalyptic movies.

Superbly Detailed Map Will Help You Visit Lands of the Internet

Map of the Internet by Jay Jason Simons presents a very vivid world imagined to originate from the world wide web. It is remarkable considering the sheer amount of imagination and hardwork that would have gone into creating this map. The main map was illustrated using popular web trends, technologies in use, Alexa rankings, and other metrics.