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Interesting Maps

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,117 ✭✭✭✭Junkyard Tom


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

    https://assets1.bigthink.com/system/tinymce_assets/1188/original/coal_vs_votes.jpg?143205

    I love that. I think about how our environment affects us quite a bit. Take car culture - in the US they're all about straight line speed, muscle cars, drag racing etc presumably related to long continental roads over flat plains. In Europe it's rally cars and formula one - all about the cornering in a continent of narrow roads, bridges, mountain passes etc.


  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 37,946 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    I love this interactive map from August relating to the UK exit...
    How a no-deal Brexit threatens your weekly food shop
    UK reliance on EU food imports is a major risk if the country crashes out of the union...
    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2019/aug/13/how-a-no-deal-brexit-threatens-your-weekly-food-shop


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,339 ✭✭✭borderlinemeath


    Mod - Deleted

    Loving this thread. Married, one child, showed my husband, he's fascinated by maps as well.

    I got a present of an atlas for my 8th birthday (nearly 40yrs ago), a big hardback one. Still have it and love looking at the old borders and showing my kid that there used to be a country called Yugoslavia, and that Germany used to be 2 countries. Lots of other fascinating data too.

    Stick around a while, you might actually learn something.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,640 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    Props to Tabnabs in the Maritime thread for these posts, but I think they are stunning maps.

    1st is ships log entries from 1740 - 1855
    Tabnabs wrote: »
    Seems as good a place as any to put this ;)

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    2nd is a 1945 map drawn from ships logs.
    Tabnabs wrote: »
    A map drawn from ships logs from 1945.

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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,640 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy


    MOD - This thread has potential, so lets leave the snide comments at the door please.


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  • Moderators, Music Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,717 Mod ✭✭✭✭Boom_Bap


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    Finland being the balls


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,817 ✭✭✭Raconteuse


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

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    Amazing.

    The porn one is hilarious. Mad for the lesbians are the English speakers, and mad for the auld anal are those Russians.


  • Registered Users Posts: 39 DaMorganator


    What really blew my mind was when I found out that the sizes of countries we see on standard maps of the world are very much distorted!

    As the world is spherical we cannot truly represent it on a 2D map without some distortion. The standard map you will see uses the Mercator projection (one of many different types of projections). This distorts the map so that countries along the equator are shown a lot smaller in comparison to those nearer the poles which are exaggerated in size.

    An excellent site that allows you to compare countries sizes to each other to get a more true representation is https://thetruesize.com/

    Here is an example:
    16-maps-that-will-totally-change-the-way-you-look-at-the-world-02.jpg

    As you can see that when DRC is moved up to Europe and Greenland's position on the map, its size greatly increases.

    The website is easy to use and gives you a far greater appreciation of the true size of countries along the equator!


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,599 ✭✭✭buried


    "You have disgraced yourselves again" - W. B. Yeats



  • Registered Users Posts: 14,164 ✭✭✭✭ednwireland




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


    Boom_Bap wrote: »
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    Finland being the balls

    If your cock and balls are shaped like that then I’d suggest you visit a doctor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,715 ✭✭✭Deebles McBeebles


    If your cock and balls are shaped like that then I’d suggest you visit a doctor.


    Does yours not have loads of little mountain-like bumps on the top and a gaping "mouth" at the end? Weirdo.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,352 ✭✭✭✭EmmetSpiceland


    If your cock and balls are shaped like that then I’d suggest you visit a doctor.

    The €1 coin has a much better “depiction”, if you ask me, J. Takes Norway out of the equation.

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    The tide is turning…



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,356 ✭✭✭Badly Drunk Boy


    irish railways 1906
    Or there's the dwindling train services down through the years (1925-1975) in this gif. (Sorry it's a bit big. The other version was too small.)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭SmallTeapot


    Map of countries not using the metric system
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    Map of alcohol consumption throughout the world
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    Map showcasing alcohol expenditure
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    Map of worldwide coffee consumption
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    Highest paid job/ state in USA
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  • Registered Users Posts: 40,003 ✭✭✭✭ohnonotgmail


    Is that the highest paid of any type of job or the highest paid job in a medical field?


  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 74,373 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    sligojoek wrote: »
    There's a load of that kind of stuff here.

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

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    So if The Baltics merged with Finland and threw Romania into the mix should their anthem start

    "Oh my God Lithuania, wake up!"


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,205 ✭✭✭cruizer101


    I'd say limited to medical. Here is highest paid public jobs in US, see where their priorities lie.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭SmallTeapot


    I have some more....(!) Btw I'm a big visual data nerd, I especially love infographics and visually striking, yet informative figure.
    I know this thread is specifically aimed at maps, however, if anyone is interested I highly recommend the Information is beautiful website :)


    Anyways, back to maps :D

    World map of billionaires 2018
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    Where tourists spend the most money

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    Map of Hazardous waste by country

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    Most popular messaging app in every country
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    Map of the wealthiest nations
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    Map of the most corrupt nations

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    Map of happiness

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,731 ✭✭✭SmallTeapot


    Is that the highest paid of any type of job or the highest paid job in a medical field?

    Highest paid job above all other jobs according to the source


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  • Moderators, Politics Moderators Posts: 37,946 Mod ✭✭✭✭Seth Brundle


    Beasty wrote: »
    So if The Baltics merged with Finland and threw Romania into the mix should their anthem start

    "Oh my God Lithuania, wake up!"
    What I'm most surprised about that one is how every country in Europe starts their National Anthem with an English word :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭Sky King


    What I'm most surprised about that one is how every country in Europe starts their National Anthem with an English word :pac:

    It's highly suspect.

    Ours starts with Sinn which means 'us' or 'we' doesn't it?

    Doesn't start with fkin Soldiers anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,076 ✭✭✭Wayne Jarvis


    Sky King wrote: »
    It's highly suspect.

    Ours starts with Sinn which means 'us' or 'we' doesn't it?

    Doesn't start with fkin Soldiers anyway.

    Our national anthem starts with the words "This town, is coming like a ghost town"


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭KevRossi


    There's a guy on Twitter called Simon Kustenmacher, he's a German living in Australia, always putting up good maps.

    https://twitter.com/simongerman600


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,318 ✭✭✭KevRossi


    Europe overlaid on Australia - from 1939

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    Map of Ireland from late 1700's which includes family names.

    http://www.old-maps.com/Ireland/IrelandMaps/ireland_1795_Thompson_18x24_web.jpg

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,996 ✭✭✭Ipso


    Ptolemy's map of Ireland, i think it's the earliest known map of Irleand. The second one has the names of early tribes.

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  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,362 ✭✭✭✭Scarinae


    A NASA map of the earth's seasonal cycle

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,907 ✭✭✭✭Esel


    Sky King wrote: »
    It's highly suspect.

    Ours starts with Sinn which means 'us' or 'we' doesn't it?

    Doesn't start with fkin Soldiers anyway.
    That's the chorus btw, and the first word in the english language chorus is 'Soldiers'.

    Not your ornery onager



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,201 ✭✭✭AllForIt


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    Are you sure that's not the one for bananas?


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


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    Napoleon’s march on (in beige) and retreat from (in black) Moscow. The thickness of the line denotes the number of soldiers as well as their route. The line graph underneath is the air temperature. Crossing a river in the depths of winter is not a good military move..

    From Edward Tufte’s book on how to display data


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