Here’s a map of the world with literal translations for country names. Of course, take some grains of salt along because not all names are translatable, and not all translations are correct. Creators of this map were thoughtful enough to throw in a Google Spreadsheet of their research for you to dive in. Enjoy!
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.
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.”
Why do we care about hair color of country heads? I dunno, but it makes for an interesting exercise. In other news, my friend (who may or may not be drunk) has just pointed out that statistically speaking, a bald person in Africa has the highest chance of being a country head, when compared to the rest of the world.
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.
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.
When you start searching on Google, it tries to autocomplete your search term using the most popular words to follow. These images show what people think of various countries of the world, depending on the word that autocompletes the Google question “Why is [country] so”
Americans were asked to label countries in Europe, while Brits were asked to label states on a map of the USA. The effort is commendable, and the results are interesting and funny.
Illustrator Andrew DeGraff has created a set of illustrations that work as maps for famous movie storylines. He has quite a selection of movies in the mix, and carefully marked out paths showing the maps of the story location, along with the movement of the characters.