Most maps of the United States focus on the lower 48 at the diminishment or exclusion of Alaska and Hawaii. The map above reverses this trend and puts Alaska front and centre.
Tourists and locals experience cities in strikingly different ways. For example, in London most tourists will visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oxford Street, etc. but will probably not end up visiting East Croydon, Hendon, Dagenham or any of the other parts of London outside of Zone 1.
Conversely, Londoners can go years without ever visiting the tourist traps of central London. To see just how different these two worlds are, have a look at the map of London above based on where people take photos.
Maps are brilliant, but wouldn’t it be nice to get one that’s personal to you?
That’s the idea behind J.Peters Fine Mapping Co. Joshua Peters founded the company to offer bespoke, hand-drawn maps to people. Above you can see his relatively minimalist hand-drawn map of London and below you can see his map of Edinburgh along with close-ups of his London map.
London’s tube map, arguably the most famous transportation map in the world, has just been updated. The reason is that Transport of London (TFL), which makes the map, has added some new services.
For those not living in London, TFL are the government body responsible for a large part of the transportation system of London. In addition to running London Underground they also run:
Most of us tend to think of Earth as being the sole planet in the solar system with water. Water exists on Mars, but almost exclusively as ice.
For the time being, Earth remains the lone planet in the universe to have stable bodies of liquid water on its surface. However, it may not be the celestial body with the most water or even the most liquid water within our own solar system.
The map above created by @JodySieradzki For @dadaviz shows the hair colour of world leaders. And just to be clear this means heads of government (e.g. Prime Minsters or the US President) and not Heads of State (e.g. Queen Elizabeth II or Presidents in many other countries).
A few interesting things to note: