The map above shows many (but not all of) of the ships sunk during World War 2. The map was created by Rean Monfils and combines the Geographic Information System (GIS) database of Asian Pacific shipwrecks with the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean (AMIO) WWII shipwreck database.
While it’s well known that the mercator projection distorts the world, the maps here show very clearly by how much. Countries close to the equator barely change, whereas countries further north shrink dramatically.
The maps are all the work of climate data scientist @neilrkaye.
You can see an animation below:
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While the Berlin Wall may have fallen nearly 30 years ago, Germany remains a nation divided. But instead of East vs West, the division is between North and South, specifically Aldi Nord vs Aldi Süd.
And in case you were wondering, this is not some sort of regional division. The two companies are legally separate entities that both use the Aldi name.
The map above shows when women got the right to vote in each country around the world.
2018 marks the centenary of Women’s suffrage in the UK and even then only with several restrictions (had to be over the age of 30 and meet property qualifications).
Women in the UK would not get get to vote on equal terms as men until the passage of the Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act 1928.
The deceptively simple map above shows which countries qualified for the 2010, 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups respectively.
The genius lies in the use of colour, which allows you to very quickly and easily see which countries qualified and in what year(s).