We’re pretty much addicted to maps and we can easily say that looking over what cartographers do is our kind of porn, and the Top 10 most interesting maps on the Internet right now are sort of the climax for our thirst of knowledge.
These 10 interesting maps cover a large variety of subjects and they go from the 1500’s, all the way to our modern day society, showing us how people viewed the world hundreds of years ago, or how much do the highest paid athletes in the world earn today.
When it comes to interesting maps, imagination and data have no limits, capturing the attention of millions of readers who love to discover the world with all its beautiful statistics brilliantly illustrated on maps.
10. Geopolitical World Map 2015
9. Campañas de independencia en Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia 1823-1826 / Map of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in the mid 1820’s
8. The percentage of Syrian refugees in Turkey, 2015
Turkey is the countries with the biggest Syrian refugees intake after the war on ISIS started.
7. Average age at first marriage around the world
6. Every plane flight in the world over a period of 24 hours
5. North America has a large and increasing number of separatist movements
4. Highest paid athlete from each American state
3. Map of Babylon, 600 BCE
This was a period where paper was not a day to day thing and everything that had a crucial importance was carved in stone.
2. Date of first use of current flag design for each country in the world
1. Portuguese World Map, 1502
This was the period when Portugal and Spain ruled the world. The Portuguese, at this point in history, were the most important country in the world, based on their naval power which led to discovering the world as we know it today.