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40 maps that explain the world. Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to.

40 maps that explain the world

So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable.

A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] 1. Click to enlarge. What's more amazing: how much things have changed over the last 1,800 years, a major chunk of the civilizational history of humanity, or how many of this map's divisions are still with us today? 2. Click to enlarge.

This might be useful in planning your next vacation, although there are some big surprises in the results. 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. An Interactive Experience. Draw On Maps and Make Them Easily. Global Trek: Virtual Travel Around the World. A Sense of Place. Index Mundi - Country Facts. Social Studies.

25 National Flags And Their Meanings. Originating on battlefields as a means of identification, national flags have come a long way since their bloody conception.

25 National Flags And Their Meanings

Flying in courthouses, classrooms, and fire stations they typically hold symbolic significance for the nation and have complex meanings ingrained into their designs. So go ahead and test yourself on your flag knowledge because these are 25 national flags and their meanings. Combining the crosses of the patron saints of England, Wales, and Scotland, the Union Jack as it is sometimes called is one of the oldest flags in the world having been around since 1801. It has been said that when Duke Leopold V. of Austria returned from war his white battledress was soaked with blood.

When he took off his belt, however, the cloth underneath was still white. There is a lot of dispute as to actual meaning of Aruba’s flag. As you may have noticed, the red circle on the flag is slightly off center. It’s not hard to see that Malaysia has a history with England. OpenStreetMap. Earth at Night 2012. Account Options Sign in Earth at Night 2012 This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite.

Earth at Night 2012

The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands. . ©2014 Google - Terms of Use Layers Map. Kids' Corner, State of Alaska. Alaska Facts State Nick Name: "The Last Frontier" - the name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land.

Kids' Corner, State of Alaska

" State Motto: "North to the Future" State Capital: Juneau, located in the Southeast region of Alaska, has a population of 31,275 (2010 Census) Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before. Rader's GEOGRAPHY 4 KIDS.COM. GmapGIS - A web based GIS application to draw on Google maps: polygons, lines, markers and labels. Tours from Above – Aerial Virtual Tour Photography worldwide.

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