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There’s A Map For That (15 Interesting Pics)

Now maps are apps, but it used to be a 27’x27′ piece of paper folded up in your dad’s glovebox. We’ve come a long way.

Maps are incredible now. With the ability to make them on computers mixed with the sheer amount of knowledge we’ve amassed, you can pack a lot of information into one. Here are the 15 best I found this week.

1. These two areas of Africa have roughly equal populations.

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2. US (contiguous) population density map.

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3. This Population map of China somebody requested.

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4. The difference between Constantinople, City of Istanbul, and Istanbul.

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5. The elevation of the Americas in just a few lines!

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6. 19th century Ottoman map of the Americas.

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7. Sand from the Sahara and places as far as Iraq frequently reaches the Americas, reaching as far as Texas.

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8. Percentage of people who live in the metropolitan area of the capital city.

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9. Fonts used by U.S. Courts of Appeals in opinions.

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10. Population density in Hawaii.

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11. Geological map of Ireland by @geo_spatialist on Twitter.

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12. Google Earth in 1600.

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13. Population density in Europe.

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14. The Arctic Circle crosses Iceland only on a little island.

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15. The U.S. mapped by residents’ desire to move to a different state.

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