30 Cool And Unusual Maps That Will Change Your Perspective On The World

by Rachel

I am sure that we are all familiar with the map of the world. It is a popular map, if not THE most popular (do not quote me on that though)!

But, if we are all being honest, it is kind of a boring map. Sure it has a lot of colours and detail, but it is not the most accurate representation of our planet—the size of many countries differs in reality.

Don’t worry though, there are a lot of really cool and interesting maps out there that just do not get enough credit. Maps are a great way to show and represent different things, so check out some cool maps below!

GPS tracking of wolf packs!

GPS tracking of wolf packs!

To encourage local tourism, Lithuania launched a campaign which included magnets that can only be obtained from each region

I love this.

To encourage local tourism, Lithuania launched a campaign which included magnets that can only be obtained from each region

Bald Eagle nests! Check out that growth

Bald Eagle nests! Check out that growth

Tracking an Eagle's flight over 20 years

Tracking an Eagle's flight over 20 years
via: HDeo950

When a band announces a "word tour" but it's pretty much just a "North American plus Europe" tour

Aussies who don't live on the East Coast relate...

When a band announces a

This map shows the real size of Japan!

This map shows the real size of Japan!
via: c0urso

Let's just shake up the map: centre it on New Zealand instead!

Let's just shake up the map: centre it on New Zealand instead!

THIS MAP IS THE BEST: Europe, but cheese based!

Lactose intolerant people look away!

THIS MAP IS THE BEST: Europe, but cheese based!

Alaska

Alaska

50% of Canadians live below that red line

50% of Canadians live below that red line

Each section has 10% of the global population

Each section has 10% of the global population

The countries in red are the places named in the bible

The countries in red are the places named in the bible

The longest possible train journey in the world!

The longest possible train journey in the world!

The blue areas are the places where penguins are found naturally in the world

Yes, even Australia!

The blue areas are the places where penguins are found naturally in the world

A size comparison between Australia and the US

A size comparison between Australia and the US
via: AJgloe

A 3d rendering of Europe!

A 3d rendering of Europe!

Animal migration routes in North America

Animal migration routes in North America

A suggested highway route!

A suggested highway route!

This is what Mars would look like if (like Earth) 71% of its surface was covered in water

This is what Mars would look like if (like Earth) 71% of its surface was covered in water
via: crukey

The world's smallest country vs world's largest building

The world's smallest country vs world's largest building

Decline of native Irish speakers

Decline of native Irish speakers

World's CO Emissions

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World's CO Emissions

#23 Locations Johnny Cash claims to have been to in "I've Been Everywhere"

#23 Locations Johnny Cash claims to have been to in

Different forms of tea/chai and where they acquired it, by land or sea

Different forms of tea/chai and where they acquired it, by land or sea

#25 Passenger railway networks 2020

#25 Passenger railway networks 2020

What the traffic pedestrian symbol looks like across Europe

What the traffic pedestrian symbol looks like across Europe

The topologist's map of the world: it shows borders and nothing else! Super cool!

The topologist's map of the world: it shows borders and nothing else! Super cool!

These two areas of Africa have roughly the same populations

These two areas of Africa have roughly the same populations

Roads on either side of the border: Russia and Finland

Roads on either side of the border: Russia and Finland
via: AJgloe

Syria before and after the civil war

Syria before and after the civil war

Which map is your favourite? Or have you seen an even cooler map? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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