A conversation with the mapmaker whose creations circumnavigate the Internet.
Tangram map of the world
by Michael Tompsett
Related: Tangram map of the USA
A New Map Of The U.S., Created From Where We Get Our Water
Instead of fighting over water, what if each state’s boundaries let it get water from one source? Check out the Watershed States of America.
Human Habitation of the World
Red is densely populated, pink is sparsely populated and grey is uninhabited.
In the U.S., it’s about three times cheaper on average to drive an electric car than a gas-powered one. But certain states are much more EV-friendly than others.
Minimum wage worldwide after some purchasing power normalization. Interesting to see how different regions compare, especially that West/East Europe divide.
In this map, countries are labeled by finding their area ranking (out of the world’s countries), and then using the name of the country that has that same population ranking. For example, China, which is the fourth largest county by area, is labeled “Indonesia”, because Indonesia has the fourth biggest population in the world. As the map notes in the upper right corner, some interesting coincidences result - Yemen, Brazil, Ireland, and the US don’t change places with any country.
Interesting to see how these spatially different statistics might correlate with urban form, access to food and healthcare, income, mobility, etc etc
Nice - a map on a chair. This would be even better on a hyper-local level. What about a map on a chair that covered everything within a 10 minute walking distance?
Researcher Oliver O’Brien from University College London builds a real-time bike share system map from 97 cities (so far) around the world. See how popular the bike share system is in your city.
Livehoods - Another way to represent cities and their structure.
What does it mean for Vancouver to have a frequent transit network map?
Green pedal map for Japan, for a healthier, two-wheel lifestyle.
U.S. interstates as a subway map. // 把美國州際公路網畫成地鐵圖。