12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective

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

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
5_Frog_Margin/reddit

#2 Comparison of the Mediterranean countries and Australia

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
totally-suspicious/reddit

#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)

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
Mattau93/reddit

#4 Former British colonies that managed to become independent at some point in history

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
yeetice/reddit

#5 The Baltic Way

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
RepublicOfEurope/reddit

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

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
KourinMeetsTaikin/reddit

#7 A cyclist used a tracking application to mark a route resembling the child from famous album by Nirvana

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
TRiskProduction/reddit

#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

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
haddock420/reddit

#9 Visualization of the roads built by ancient Romans

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
symmy546/reddit

#10 This is how the Netherlands get their land back from the sea

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
WildestEconomist/reddit

#11 A geological map of China

12 Interesting Maps Showing the World from a Completely Different Perspective
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#12 This is how air traffic responds to a storm approaching the airport

 

Which map surprised you the most?

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