The map above, created by eupedia.com, shows the genetic makeup of European countries based on Haplogroups. These groups each share a common ancestor and can be one way of looking at the genetic makeup of a population.
The map above shows the flag of the country people who move abroad are most likely to move to. So for example, Australians are most likely to move to the United Kingdom (and vice versa), Canadians are most likely to move to the United States, Mainland Chinese to Hong Kong, etc.
The map above shows the 99 countries American passport holders can travel to visa-free. What this means in practice is that you don’t need prior permission to enter any of the countries listed. However, be aware that virtually all countries impose time limits on how long Americans can stay, generally anywhere between 14 and 90 days.
While the map above is now a few years out of date (data from 2006) it shows the amount of light pollution around the world. Not surprisingly, densely populated areas tend to have far more light pollution than sparsely populated ones.
Moreover, wealthy areas tend to have more than poorer ones, which can be clearly seen in some of the more detailed maps below.
News this week that Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand and one look at the map above will show you why.
Who imports the most from whom? The map above shows the flag of the country that is the largest source of imports for each other country. For example, the United States imports more good from China than any other.
China is also the biggest source of imports from countries as diverse as Russia, Australia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Madagascar, Sudan and North & South Korea among others.
So what country does China import the most from?
Chris Durso and his 8 year-old son have created a punny series maps collectively titled The Foodnited States of America.
While not all the states are created from a food item you’d associate with them, they’re all quite clever.
Below are a few of my favourites: