EVER THOUGHT TO YOURSELF, “How many smaller countries could you fit into Australia?” Or possibly, “Which countries in the western hemisphere have legit secessionist movements?” Or, perhaps most pressing of all, “Where does it pay best to be a lifeguard?” We live in the age of the map now, so these are no longer questions you have to continue simply wondering about.
Maps are spectacular at conveying a lot of information in a simple image. Did you know, for example, that four breweries control a huge share of the world’s beer market? Or that Belgium’s largest immigrant population is Italian? Each month we do a round-up of some of the best maps on the internet. Here are the best from October.
h/t: Thanks to the MapPorn subreddit for being a great resource for both finding maps and for getting criticism and analysis of those maps.