Looking for the perfect kids globe for your child or children? Below we look at 11 wonderful educational globes that will hopefully spark a lifelong interest in learning and geography.
Looking for the perfect globe drinks cabinet or bar? Well the options below are some of the best you can buy online and are all available from Amazon.
Looking for the best scratch map to record your travel adventures or to give as a gift?
Below we profile 13 brilliant options from world maps to maps of the USA & Europe to a glow in the dark map, a gourmet food map and even a scratch off globe.
The map above shows what a “Globe” of the Earth would look like if the Earth was flat.
Most people accept that maps use a variety of projection techniques to render the 3D Earth onto a 2D plane. And that globes show us what the Earth really looks like.
However, flat Earth societies don’t buy this whole 3D/2D divide and believe (seriously or not) that the Earth is flat.
You probably already know that Chile is a rather long (or tall) country, but I bet you don’t know just quite how long it is.
From north to south, Chile extends 4,270 km (2,653 mi), yet is only 350 km (217 mi) at its widest point, and averages just 177 km (110 mi) east to west.
To see this visually, have a look at Chile’s length when rotated slightly compared to Europe above or its length compared to the US when placed on its side.
Both maps were create using the very cool True Size Of map tool.
To learn more about how Chile have a look at the following books:
- The Chile Reader: History, Culture, Politics
- Fodor’s Chile: with Easter Island & Patagonia
- Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile
Think these maps are cool? Then please share them with a friend:
The map above shows a face combined from pictures of each of Africa’s Heads of State.
You can similar maps for Asia’s Heads of State below, along with a map of North America made from the faces from Mexican and American Governors and Canadian Premiers.
If you’re in London at some point before 1 March 2017, you need to head over to the British Library and check out Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line. (and if not you should buy the book instead).
It is quite simply the best map exhibit I’ve ever seen.
Now that 2016 is finally over, we thought it would be fun to look back at our most popular maps from last year.
(We did the same thing for the Top 15 Maps of 2015 last year.)
The maps below are ranked on the number of visitors each received in 2016. As you’ll see some are older posts that got a second lease on life, while most are brand new to 2016.