A cool animated map of cyber attacks, created by NORSE illustrates hacking around the world. The map, as NORSE explains, is a representative snapshot of all of the hacking going on in the world. The full map can be found here at NORSE’s webpage. I like the graphics of the map, simple and on a black background, suitable for a cyber-attack (as a war) map.
Every year, the International Cartographic Association (ICC), runs a map competition for children maps from all over the world. The maps may be not accurate, but are beautiful and inspiring. The maps let us see the world from the children’s eyes and maybe understand a little the way they see the world. Here there is a collection all children’s maps from this year’s and the previous competitions.
Beer is the world’s most widely consumed and probably the oldest alcoholic beverage; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. The brewing industry is a global business, consisting of several dominant multinational companies and many thousands of smaller producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries. This nice map shows the number of brewing companies around the world.
From the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection a 1820 historical World map in the popular Mercator’s Projection. The almost 200 years old map, before the wars and the revolutions, shows a much different world of what we know. Great desktop though.
A high resolution digital watercolor map of the world that can be printed in sizes up to 2,7×1,8 meters is found here and the raw image is ~500Mb in size. The maps is free to download, print, and distribute. Its also free to modify, adapt, and build upon the image for non-commercial purposes with attribution.
Thank you toeholds.
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Every year TeleGeography – a telecom data research firm, releases a stunning map related to global communications. This year’s map shows global submarine internet cables. We are not aware of it but 99% of all international data is transmitted via this under water network. Without them, the world as we know wouldn’t exist. Continue reading