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Swedish Empire at its peak, 1658AD [1608x1779]

Swedish Empire at its peak, 1658AD [1608x1779]
I'm sorry, but the area of Norway it covers it completely wrong. The borders are way too far north, and make no sense. Someone must have not been paying enough attention when drawing it in. This would be more accurate. 

Fun fact: Some weird historians call this the "Trønder-genocide" as thousands of men were forcefully conscripted by the Swedes and sent east. Only a third ever getting home again. Others dying or settling in Estonia and Finland. The lack of manpower ruined the harvest, and the region fell far behind and never recovered as one of the richest regions in Norway.

I'm sorry, but the area of Norway it covers it completely wrong. The borders are way too far north, and make no sense. Someone must have not been paying enough attention when drawing it in. would be more accurate.

Fun fact: Some weird historians call this the "Trønder-genocide" as thousands of men were forcefully conscripted by the Swedes and sent east. Only a third ever getting home again. Others dying or settling in Estonia and Finland. The lack of manpower ruined the harvest, and the region fell far behind and never recovered as one of the richest regions in Norway.

Do I sense some sarcasm there?

In fact, the southern border should be one fjord down, like this. The border was actually demarcated in detail, which goes to show they expected it to last more than just two years.

Just a little bit.

The busiest metro systems in Europe - line organisation [OC] [914 x 770]

The busiest metro systems in Europe - line organisation [OC] [914 x 770]

Technically both the Lisbon and Tyne and Wear Metros are coloured rather than named. The Lisbon Metro has the Yellow, Green, Blue and Red lines (previously known as the Seagull, Sunflower, Caravel and Orient lines), while Tyne and Wear has the Green and Yellow lines.

While each of the lines on London Underground has a separate colour on the Tube Map and on their signage they are far better known by their names (such as the examples of Bakerloo and Central listed on the map shown) than by the colours.

Prague, Czech rep. is lettered not numbered - A(green), B(yellow), C(red)

Thought I'd explore a new genre in my maps - metro systems. As part of this series I wanted to start with how the lines are named. I expect a lot of criticism on this map from the arguable lack of information but nonetheless, let's see what happens

I picked the 40 busiest metros

Having lived in London, Paris and Athens, I found the named solution is the easiest one to memorise (plus I think it looks good). I sometimes get confused with the Athens lines even though there's only 3 of them!!

Countries that support taking care of the Earth: 2017 [6460x3455]

Countries that support taking care of the Earth: 2017 [6460x3455]
Countries that support taking care of the Earth: 2017 [6460x3455]

Please don't politicize /sub/mapporn. The title is wildly editorialized. This map is 'Countries that Support the Paris Climate Accords', not 'Countries that Support Taking Care of the Earth.' Unless you have an actual source for Sudan and Syria wanting to take care of the Earth more than the United States.

You do realize that the Paris Agreement is non-binding and up to signature countries to stick to them? The reason that Trump left it was in order to annoy his opponents. Indeed, many local authorities are still sticking to those targets, which is the right thing to do.

And now let's see "countries that actually do something instead of just useless words". I hope you're not afraid of the colour red.

Changing Maps to Fit a Narrative [740x502]

Changing Maps to Fit a Narrative [740x502]

This is in response to this post which showed up on /sub/mapporn today. The map is an interesting map of what words show up the most on each country's Wikipedia page. Some results like war for the US and Soviet for Russia are pretty funny, but looking into it, the data seems to not make sense.

I have not verified it but I'm pretty sure "the" will be the most common word on most, if not all, of the countries Wikipedia pages. Even if the original creator of the map excluded words like "the" and "a" many words should not be on this list. As pointed out in this comment, "war" only shows up 53 times on the US Wikipedia page, while other words show up way more often.

It is important to verify maps and not just blindly upvote what looks cool.

 

edit: Note this map is not mine, it's by Randall Munroe of xkcd

Mouse over text: "The top search for every state is PORN, except Florida, where it's SEX PORN."

When I first saw it I noticed that Florida was our most used word before I realized this was a joke.

I actually believed it too. We're a buncha narcissistic cunts I tell ya.

Haha,,. Florida....

Map of the world made of water (7257X4407)

Map of the world made of water (7257X4407)

/sub/mapswithoutnz

Wtf is going on with the nordic countries?

awful map, being unique does not make it a good map.

Or just europe in general?

XKCD on the design of US state borders [740 × 534]

XKCD on the design of US state borders [740 × 534]

There's no good reason to turn even a single square inch of the country into more Oklahoma.

If Missouri were to lose the boot heel to Arkansas it would raise the IQ of both states.

I am in favor of the extended panhandle. It is not as if anyone lives there

Edit: somehow I get the feeling that people are opposed to the idea of more Oklahoma.

As a Missourian, I think that's a compliment...?

Google autocomplete with ’Why is (state) so...’ [1024x690]

Google autocomplete with ’Why is (state) so...’ [1024x690]

Michiganders spamming Google to influence the auto-complete feature, I see.

Why is Connecticut so ghetto lol

The wealth inequality is absolutely insane in Connecticut, one of the largest in the country. You have super wealthy towns like Greenwich, Reading, Westport then super poor cities like Bridgeport, Waterbury, New Britain. It’s no surprise people from the wealthy towns are probably googling why the state is ghetto after spending anytime in these cities

I think at least some of these are to do with sports team. Hence “Why is Alabama so good?”

Pretty sure they are usually referencing the Alabama Crimson tide, who have dominated college football for a decade until our hero and savior Dabo Swinney came into the picture.

Go Tigers.

Foreign-born citizens of the Netherlands by country of birth [1400x668]

Foreign-born citizens of the Netherlands by country of birth [1400x668]

Are the Dutch foreign-born too?

50,000+ is even broader

deep

In all seriousness, I agree with you though.

Yes, we are like the salmon of the humans.

10-50k is a pretty broad category.

International Recognition of the Holodomor [6460 x 3455]

International Recognition of the Holodomor [6460 x 3455]

Man-made famine in Ukraine directed by the Soviet government

Surprised New Zealand hasn’t jumped on this. They normally recognise anything and everything

I'm surprised Croatia didn't recognize this. Our government love to piss off Russia to show USA we will do anything for them.

Interesting that most of western Europe hasn't recognized it. I would think that virtually anyone in NATO would.

Percentage of a country's population that vacationed in Croatia in 2016 [4592 x 3196]

Percentage of a country's population that vacationed in Croatia in 2016 [4592 x 3196]

To be incredibly pedantic, that's not quite true. Around 1.3 million Slovenians holidayed in Croatia, compared to 1.9 million Croatians.

EDIT: And 2.3 million Germans.

More Slovenians holidayed in Croatia than Croatians.

A higher percentage of Slovenes, then

very interesting. Would love to see this map for other countries too.

Try one of these subthreads