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Interesting Maps

  • 04-12-2019 1:32am
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,861 ✭✭✭✭ JupiterKid


    I have had a huge interest in maps and geography since I was a very small child - I am generally fascinated with the way places and routes are related to each other in spatial terms, and I could pore over a good map for ages.

    So here’s a little thread on maps that I find interesting and fascinating - some represent data, some physical features, others may display key routeways and connectivity and others again might show urbanisation and the growth patterns of cities.

    Here’s one to start off....The number of army tanks per 10K population in Europe, by country. Feel free to post your own! :D

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,278 ✭✭✭ Your Face


    World map showing folk wrestling styles by region:
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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,794 ✭✭✭✭ Kermit.de.frog


    Great thread sir.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,861 ✭✭✭✭ JupiterKid


    Map showing all the river catchments in Ireland.

    The Shannon catchment is in red (roughly in the Centre), that of the rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir are in pink, the Erne is in yellow and the Liffey and Boyle are in slightly different shades of pale green.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,420 ✭✭✭✭ sligojoek


    There's a load of that kind of stuff here.

    https://www.kottke.org/tag/maps

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso


    JupiterKid wrote: »
    Map showing all the river catchments in Ireland.

    The Shannon catchment is in red (roughly in the Centre), that of the rivers Barrow, Nore and Suir are in public no, the Erne is in yellow and the Liffey and Boyle are in slightly different shades of pale green.

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    What's the purple one that goes through Lough Neagh?


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,108 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    Ipso wrote: »
    What's the purple one that goes through Lough Neagh?

    The Bann


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,363 ✭✭✭✭ Scarinae


    Pangaea (a supercontinent that existed roughly 335-175 million years ago) mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

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    (The original is here)


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,208 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    JupiterKid wrote: »
    I have had a huge interest in maps and geography since I was a very small child - I am generally fascinated with the way places and routes are related to each other in spatial terms, and I could pore over a good map for ages.
    Feel free to join up to https://www.openstreetmap.org/ and https://www.openstreetmap.ie/

    Not army tanks, but this is a map of storage tanks in Ireland: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/OGu - May take 15-20 seconds to load. If nothing shows, press 'Run'. May not work on some devices.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,880 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    This thread is better than pornhub, nice one op


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,686 ✭✭✭ Duckworth_Luas


    Geographic correlation between the location of the historic coal mining regions in England/Wales and Labour victories in the last UK general election.

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    Visualisation of the antipodes of each point on land.
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    Only 2% of the Aussie population live in the shaded area below

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    The growth of Walmart stores throughout the United States.
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    Countries that use Fahrenheit Vs those that use Celsius.


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    Supposedly the location of each car bomb detonated in Baghdad between 2003 and 2015.

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    Poster for an 80's horror film.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,601 ✭✭✭ Badly Drunk Boy


    I like the American Werewolf poster but where is the catchment area of the werewolf's ear when you compare to JupiterKid's river map? ;)

    Only slightly related, but I was wandering down my town via Streetview when I noticed that the Department of Defence building was blurred out. Fair enough, since it's a Department of Defence (not that any foreign powers would be bothered with it). Then I noticed another house that was blurred out, an old single-storey cottage in a back-street. Why would anyone bother with that? I presume the owner requested it.

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    Anyway, back to maps! Here's a map of the most common surnames in Europe by country:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,240 ✭✭✭✭ Cee-Jay-Cee


    Scarinae wrote: »
    Pangaea (a supercontinent that existed roughly 335-175 million years ago) mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

    DAC2iRhXsAIVRFv.jpg

    (The original is here)

    Ireland would be one of the best places to live on the planet if that were the continental arrangement today, sea to the west of us, land mass to the east and just the right distance from the equator to be warm all year round....stupid continental drift!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭ JohnnyFlash


    Regions of the world where life expectancy is above 80.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,810 ✭✭✭ Hector Savage


    JupiterKid you always have really interesting threads!!!

    Cheers for this on a dreary rainy morning!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,786 ✭✭✭ wakka12


    I like the American Werewolf poster but where is the catchment area of the werewolf's ear when you compare to JupiterKid's river map? ;)

    Only slightly related, but I was wandering down my town via Streetview when I noticed that the Department of Defence building was blurred out. Fair enough, since it's a Department of Defence (not that any foreign powers would be bothered with it). Then I noticed another house that was blurred out, an old single-storey cottage in a back-street. Why would anyone bother with that? I presume the owner requested it.

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    Anyway, back to maps! Here's a map of the most common surnames in Europe by country:

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    In germany you see loads of houses blurred


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,810 ✭✭✭ Hector Savage


    Regions of the world where life expectancy is above 80.

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    Whats with the Northern Territory in Australia ?
    Mainly aborigines live there ? sad...


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,161 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    I come across loads of visualisations like this through work research.

    Map of Least and Most Peaceful Countries in the World
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    Source: Global Peace Index

    Global Civilian Gun Ownership
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    Source:RGloucester/Wikimedia

    European Average IQ by Country
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    Source: Jakub Marian/jakubmarian.com

    Map of Europe During Medieval Times
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    wikipedia

    World Map, 1595
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    Source: wikimedia

    World Map, 1700
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    Wikimedia Commons

    Cartoon Map of Europe, 1914
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    Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/cartoon-map-of-europe-in-1914/

    Map of Driving Orientation
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    red=right side; blue=left side
    Source: wikipedia

    Map of European Hand-Washing Routines
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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,161 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    I just came across this one (ooer missus!)

    Breast Sizes Relating to Countries
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    https://www.targetmap.com/viewer.aspx?reportId=5285


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,633 ✭✭✭✭ Widdershins


    Cool. Must read thus thread asap. There are books about strange and interesting maps, you would probably love them. The Ordnance Survey peoe have a sort of puzzle book out as well.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,161 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    ...and for gender balance...

    The Penis Size Worldwide
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    https://www.boredpanda.com/maps-they-didnt-teach-you-in-school/


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,601 ✭✭✭ Badly Drunk Boy


    Map of the Earth With Mercator Projection Using a Different Centre-point:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,964 ✭✭✭✭ Omackeral


    Here's the Earth's population divided in four. Each colour represents an equal amount of people.

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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,161 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Map of Bike Lanes in Europe
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    Posted on Instagram in June 2018 but it gives a good idea of how crap Ireland is!


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,161 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Map of the 42 Landlocked Countries
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  • Registered Users Posts: 36,637 ✭✭✭✭ ohnonotgmail


    The ones in purple are doubly landlocked countries i.e. countries surrounded completely by landlocked countries.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,690 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Skylinehead


    Omackeral wrote: »
    Here's the Earth's population divided in four. Each colour represents an equal amount of people.

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    Another version:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ magic_murph


    MOD - Deleted quoted map and snide comment


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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 33,161 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Seth Brundle


    Pornhub Released a Detailed Map of the World's Porn Interests

    (This is for 2017 and because I'm in work I have to be careful what I search for!)

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