Once you see something on a map, it is much easier to imagine it. And this becomes really useful when you bear in mind the fact that maps can show you almost anything.
The maps shown below will certainly broaden your horizons, no matter how practical (or useless) the information presented there is.
#1 South Pole. The only place where you can only go north
#2 Comparison of the Mediterranean countries and Australia
#3 Global crude oil reserves. ‘Gbbl’ stands for millions of tones (please note that ‘reserves’ are not the same as ‘supplies’; currently it’s the USA that supplies the most)
#4 Former British colonies that managed to become independent at some point in history
#5 The Baltic Way
On August 23 1989 two million people held hands to create a 675.5 km-long human chain. It was a protest against Russian troops still staying in their countries and a symbol of support for all independence movements in these three countries.
#6 The longest walk you could possible go for
#7 A cyclist used a tracking application to mark a route resembling the child from famous album by Nirvana
#8 In 2020, as a result of the flood that hit the area, the only road connecting the two cities became impassable. Getting from one city to the other meant visiting a big chunk of the continent
#9 Visualization of the roads built by ancient Romans
#10 This is how the Netherlands get their land back from the sea
#11 A geological map of China
#12 This is how air traffic responds to a storm approaching the airport