Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World
Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of countries in relation to one another. In fact, many passionate cartographers take pride in creating maps that present relevant knowledge through a visual medium.
Whether they’re on topics concerning population density, educational level, or even a gauge of internet usage across the world, each serves a purpose of sharing data to enlighten minds. Most people aren’t constantly traveling and immersing themselves into the practices of multiple nations, so a statistically informed map can help us all learn more about how we compare to the people of a country on the opposite end of Earth.
An ever-growing collection of informative maps are available through ChartsBin, Target Map, and the MapPorn subreddit. There’s also a wonderfully curated list over on Twisted Sifter. Here’s our roundup of the top 25 informative maps that you’ll never forget.
Top map: reddit
Countries That Do Not Officially Use the Metric System
Frequency of Lightning Strikes Around the World
Worldwide Driving Orientation by Country
Benjamin D. Esham
World’s Population Evenly Divided into 7 Regions, Each with 1 Billion People
All That is Interesting
The Longest Straight Line You Can Sail on Earth
Most Used Web Browser by Country
Vlad III Tepes
World Internet Usage by Time of Day
Worldwide Annual Coffee Consumption Per Capita
Daily Fat Intake Per Capita
Most Popular Spectator Sports in the World
Most Consumed Alcoholic Beverages by Country
World Health Organization
Total Worldwide Adult Alcohol Consumption
World Health Organization
National IQ Scores
Areas with Highest Income and College Education Level in the US
The Washington Post
Number of Researchers Per Million Inhabitants by Country
Interactive Map of the World’s Shrinking Forests
Currently Married Population Around the World
Average Age of First Sexual Intercourse by Country
Gender Inequality Index Based on Reproductive Health, Empowerment, and Labor Market
Paid Maternity Leave: Almost Everywhere
The New York Times
World Level of Happiness by Country
Global Median Age
Worldwide Oil Import and Export Flows
Satellite Map of Earth Over the Course of One Year
4 thoughts on “Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World”
Really interesting post! I have to laugh that in the UK we are a bunch of excessive beer drinking lushes, which seems at odds with the IQ and researchers brackets… or perhaps it’s a correlation? 🙂
WHAT? lol UK are lushes like Canadians lol
Apparently much worse – I’m seeing a very dark shade of purple used for our little wet island! More than 12.5l/person? Sounds like a good weekend out in London (ok maybe 10 years ago when my body doth not protest) – that’s only 24 pints!
Maps tell you as much as a history book. Sometimes more.