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Peters Projection. Cartes. The Histomap. Cartes géographiques gratuites, cartes muettes gratuites, cartes vierges gratuites, fonds de cartes gratuits. 22 maps and charts that will surprise you. By Ezra Klein on March 11, 2015 A good visualization helps you see what the data is telling you.

22 maps and charts that will surprise you

The best visualizations help you you see things you never thought the data would tell you. These 22 charts and maps were, at least for me, in that category: all of them told me something I found surprising. Some of them genuinely changed the way I think about the world. More than half the world's population lives inside this circleThis map can be summed up quite simply: a ton of people live in Asia. Here a few surprising things you should know about America's oh-so-dysfunctional health care system. Correction: A previous version of this article identified Per Square Mile as One Square Mile. Carte-europe-nuls.jpg (Image JPEG, 1549 × 1077 pixels) - Redimensionnée (72%) Les surprises de la carte du monde selon les connexions à Internet. C’est une autre façon de regarder le monde : la taille des pays en fonction de la part de leur population connectée à Internet.

Les surprises de la carte du monde selon les connexions à Internet

En rouge vif, les pays à plus de 80% de population connectée : sans surprise, on retrouve l’Europe du Nord, l’Allemagne, la Grande-Bretagne, le Canada et la Corée du Sud. La France appartient au deuxième groupe, entre 60 et 80%, tout comme les Etats-Unis. Douze cartes qui vont vous surprendre. Des géographes de l’Université de Sheffield, en angleterre, et Mark Newman, de l’Université du Michigan ont développé un site formidable, Worldmapper, sur lequels ils proposent une série de cartes du monde, où chaque territoire est redimensionné en fonction de telles ou telles données.

Douze cartes qui vont vous surprendre

Le site compte maintenant près de 700 cartes. Nous en avons retenu douze, particulièrement édifiantes. Les données sur lesquelles elles ont été construites datent dans la plupart des cas des années 2000. L’Afrique, si la colonisation n’avait pas eu lieu. A quoi ressemblerait l’Afrique, si la colonisation n’avait pas eu lieu ?

L’Afrique, si la colonisation n’avait pas eu lieu

Cette carte, réalisée par l’artiste suédois Nikolaj Cyon, fait partie des 40 projections étonnantes que vient de sélectionner le Washington Post. La carte, datée de 1844, est imaginaire : l’auteur a cherché à dessiner ce qu’aurait pu être l’Afrique si l’Europe avait été suffisamment affaiblie pour ne pas reconquérir l’Espagne et la Sicile et coloniser le continent. Dans son scénario, la peste noire, en 1353, aurait tué quatre Européens sur cinq, affaiblissant durablement le continent du nord. 40 more maps that explain the world. 40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School. By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there.

40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School

Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? To fill this gap, we have gathered a great and informative selection of infographical maps that they should’ve shown us at school: every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, which can actually help you draw some pretty interesting conclusions.

[Read more...] What makes infographical maps so engaging is how easy it becomes to conceive graphically presented information. Can Participatory Mapping Save the Commons? Top image: Transition Network.

Can Participatory Mapping Save the Commons?

Never before, not when Ortelius began collecting the images of the New World in his Antwerp workshop, not during the explosion of maps for railway tourists in the nineteenth century, did so many maps fly around the world so quickly. Mapping once was an arcane art, the practice of a few trained business or government data analysts; now we have a virtual cottage industry of map-makers. Imagine if Twitter were to digest for you the range of agreement, disagreement, and mood of your friends. A Visualization Of World War II Like You've Never Seen Before. Geography. 9 cartes originales qui vont changer votre regard sur la France et sur le monde. Loin des planisphères classiques que tout le monde a eu l’occasion d’étudier au cours de son parcours scolaire, certaines cartes valent mieux que de longues explications.

9 cartes originales qui vont changer votre regard sur la France et sur le monde

DGS vous fait découvrir la France et le monde sous un angle inédit à travers 9 cartes originales que vous n’avez probablement pas étudié à l’école. Les noms les plus courants en France par région Les marques les plus connues de chaque région française Les pays aussi riches que nos régions. Mapping redheads: which country has the most? A couple of months ago this map did the rounds.

Mapping redheads: which country has the most?

It's quite nice right? It shows that in most of Scotland and Ireland, as well as a random patch in central Russia, 10% of people are of the ginger genre. By contrast, less than 1 in every 100 people in southern Europe have red hair. Best of all, it shows all of this using a colour scale of autumnal auburns and reds. The "chart" is probably a lot more interesting than talking about melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) - that's the gene that when mutated is likely to be responsible for causing ginger hair. But let's get back to the exciting map - maps in fact - we could pull together a whole gallery of them. A lively debate between bloggers on the Human Biodiversity Forum even conjured up an eye-colour map as well as US-specific hair colour trends.

A New Map Of The U.S., Created From Where We Get Our Water. This map shows what America would look like if it followed its watersheds.

A New Map Of The U.S., Created From Where We Get Our Water

It's an America designed to use water more efficiently, and reduce state conflicts over water. Think state conflicts over water aren't a big deal? Then you don't know that Georgia, Florida, and Alabama are engaged in a massive battle over their water sources. There's a similar situation in the dry Southwest. Will the states go to war? Made by John Lavey, a land use planner at the Sonoran Institute, the map is inspired by an idea from 19th-century adventurer and geologist John Wesley Powell.

Unfortunately, back then, the railway lobby wouldn't have it: The rail lobby, buoyed by Charles Dan Wilbur and his theory that “rain follows the plough,” successfully swayed congressional opinion to accept state’s boundaries in their contemporary form. Lavey's map imagines Powell's idea across the whole of America. Without railways, intensive agriculture and mass urbanization, the West wouldn't be the West it is today. La carte de l’Afrique cachée aux Africains depuis 600 ans. Par Jean-Paul Pougala sur

Afin que nul ne l´ignore plus. The REAL World Map - You are being lied to. A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto. The true size of Africa. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7.