The map above shows the world’s time zones, nothing more, nothing less. It was created by Branden Rishel over at Cartographers without borders, another really awesome map site.
If you live in the English speaking world, you probably take it for granted that you separate decimals from whole numbers using a point. However, you may be surprised to learn that many countries use commas or other decimal marks to separate decimals from whole numbers instead.
The Bitcoin heat map above shows the locations of 6,683 business where you can use bitcoins to pay. As you can clearly see, businesses are almost exclusively located in Western Europe and the Eastern United States.
The map above shows one of history’s most astounding global shifts; the drop in fertility rate between 1970 and 2014. The total fertility rate (TFR) is the average number of children born to each woman in a country. It’s important because, it’s an easy way to tell if a country is growing or not, excluding immigration/emigration.
The map above shows that between the establishment of the British penal colony of New South Wales in 1788 and the mid-1960s, Indigenous Australians were deprived and dispossessed of virtually all their land.
According to Jon Altman, who created the map, this theft was justified using a number of reasons including:
Most people go through life perfectly happy in the knowledge that the real earth looks like it does on a standard Mercator projection map. Cartographers, map nerds and those that have seen this scene from the West Wing know that this is not really the case.