I like the concept but that scale belongs in /sub/mildlyinfuriating. Oy.
I wonder if North Dakota's is related to the development of the oil fields up there.
Yep. Not enough housing to go around, guys living in "Man Camps", strip clubs making a huge chunk of change, definitely an Old West vibe.
That's most likely a big part of it. I heard it was like the Wild West out there 3-4 years ago.
Eli Manning for Massachusetts, fucking classic.
Michigan ate the lakes
I don't like sand
Texas: Sleeping with the window open
there is a dam there with a difficult shoreline. the water may be protected there as well.
Is there a reason that stretch of the Euphrates between Syria and Iraq seems uninhabited? What makes it different from the rest of it?
The genocide was 100 years ago. Lots has happened since then.
Edit: wow you deleted your comment saying "This proves the Amernian genocide never existed" and replaced it with something completely opposite.
Well done, but you are a dick.
Jews are lit af.
I just started playing around with laser cutters and was looking for a project. I wanted to do a map-related laser cutter project, but wasn't exactly sure what. I saw the Earth Art Australia Etsy shop while browsing random things online. Robbi, the owner of that Etsy shop, suggested that I post this to MapPorn. After seeing some of the maps there, I got the idea to etch the the rivers of the USA map.
Eventually the idea evolved into filling the etched area with blue epoxy resin. Then I realized it would be cool to cut all the way through and fill the cuts with epoxy resin. The idea of backlighting came after I made some smaller test pieces and saw how much of a difference it made to have light behind the blue epoxy resin.
This is really cool. You can very clearly see .
Awesome! But I don't know why the Rio Grande disappeared when it left NM and became the TX/Mexico border. It reappears at the Pecos river tributary. It's missing a good 300 miles of Rio Grande.
Edit: This is what I mean.
This isn't 'free trade', it's empire capitalism - monopolies and monopsonies in full effect, enforced by bayonet and rifle. The Irish didn't have the option of trading with Spain or France.
This map is godawful. It's cluttered, nigh unreadable, and it doesn't show what OP says it would (shows exporting ports, not the exported food).
Not every map is good.
it was not engineered by the British but it was exacerbated by British free trade policies since the agricultural produce of Ireland had higher value in Great Britain due to the difference in wealth between the two islands, it could have easily been dealt with by simply withholding exports as Ireland was still producing a food surplus
How is it free trade, when it occurs at the end of a gun barrel by an occupying military force?
Except for robots. 100% of the population of Mars is robots.
I'm assuming this only counts humans just like any other country map
We do not actually know that. It's not entirely unlikely that Mars, Europa, or Venus have some bacterial life.
'Murka hell yeah. But we couldn't have done it without our good friends Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Andorra, and Monaco. And... the Channel Islands and The Man :)
Hey, look, a racist dumbass! Everybody point at him! Point at him and laugh!
You could probably even remove the red from Alaska and it would still be true.
Damn Denmark always trying to beat Sweden in everything. And in this case, succeeded. Thank god for our army of elks.
New Zealand coming in hot with its normal outline and size
Did they forget about New Zealand?
Is this a fucking /sub/mapswithoutnz with New Zealand in it?
Here I was thinking the green blob next to Japan was China, but no, that's South Korea. I wonder how much of that innovation is driven by Samsung?
The coloring options for French and Italian mildly infuriates me.
The major factor is that Switzerland is situated around a mountain-chain rather than on just one side of it. If you look at the map, you see that people speak the language of the major language area that they border. The west borders France and speaks French, North does the same but for German, the South the same but for Italian. The Romansch area is located in the middle - between the German and Italian areas: that language is, basically, a mix of German and old Italian.
Secondly, successful political decentralization, great prosperity, neutrality and a strong army has prevented both linguistic unification and fracturing. Because of this Switzerland has managed to maintain a multi-lingual nation-state over centuries, which is very rare.
after beeing used to france beeing the blue guy and italy beeing the green guy from all the paradox games i know your feeling
That is one tough little outpost of German in the Jura somewhere near St-Imier.
Can we get rid of the Mercator projection already?
Blue = water
Green = land
Red = map legitimacy
Poor kiwis, always forgotten.