Map shows the location of popular animated movies across the world

Though most of the real world lives in China and India and other parts of Asia, the fake animated world is almost exclusively set in the USA and Europe. Obviously that's because many popular animation movies are made by Western shops for Western audiences but hey, can the rest of the world get some animated love? » 3/18/15 2:42pm 3/18/15 2:42pm

21 Bizarre Maps That Depict Nations As Animals, People, and Monsters

Allegorical, satirical, and comic or serio-comic maps were one of the most popular ways of distributing political propaganda leading up to the Second World War. With countries depicted as human figures, animals, or even monsters, these maps attempted to represent more than just geography—and in doing so, exposed the… » 3/11/15 4:00pm 3/11/15 4:00pm

Visit the Top City or Landmark in Every US State with These Maps

The perfect road trip across the US would take you to all the must-see landmarks and historical sites and minimize unnecessary driving, but figuring out the ideal path isn't easy. CS graduate research assistant and data tinkerer Randal Olson created an algorithm to solve this problem and come up with the epic road… » 3/10/15 9:30am 3/10/15 9:30am

How to Understand These Gorgeous Satellite Data Maps of the Earth

NASA's Earth Observatory has spent over fifteen years using satellites to collect hordes of real-time data across our planet's surface. They reveal everything from temperature and energy use, to how much radiation we beam into space. Here's how to understand satellite data maps to understand our planet's vital signs. » 2/26/15 11:39am 2/26/15 11:39am

This Map Of A Week's Worth Of Global Shipping Traffic Is Mesmerizing

You order something, it ships, and a few days (and a few checks through package tracking) later it's at your doorstep. It's a relatively simple process — until you start looking at all the packages moving worldwide at once. And then that simple process becomes a vast, complicated, and even kind of beautiful, network. » 2/24/15 11:20am 2/24/15 11:20am