40 Maps that will help you make sense of the world


(Veleripieris circle by Kenneth Myers)

The map is not the territory. A map in the scale 1:1 would be useless – and cover the whole area that it intends to depict. In each map, you have to choose what story you want to tell. Net-Maps often tell the story of formal and informal connections between people and how they influence a given outcome. Thematic geographical maps can tell you anything from population density to national ideosyncrasies (Which countries drive on the left?). Twisted Sifter has assembled a great collection of 40 very different maps that will make you smile, shake your head and learn something. While you scroll through them, you can marvel at the power of visual storytelling.