These strange maps will definitely change your perspective on things.
The sacrifices Columbus, Magellan, and Marco Polo made haven't been in vain. No previous intellects have ever made it easier to navigate uncharted territory as they did.
But thanks to GPS, we can navigate wherever we want in an instant.
By inputting addresses, you can get information on travel time, traffic, and even the best travel course to any location.
Even so, cartography still plays a vital role in navigation, such as analyzing data, which GPS doesn't support.
Subreddit, MapPorn, has dedicated to the most unusual geography charts that take maps to a whole new level.
The online community now has more than 1.1 million like-minded members, and here are some of the most unusual maps they've shared.
#1 GPS Tracking of Multiple Wolves in Six Different Packs around Voyageurs National Park Shows How Much They Avoid Each Other
#2 Lithuania Has Made a Map with Magnets Found Only in Corresponding Cities
#3 Occupied Bald Eagle Nests in Wisconsin 1974 vs. 2019
#4 Tracking of an Eagle for 20 Years
Speaking to Bored Panda, the creator of MapPorn, Patrick McGranaghan, said he started the subreddit in 2011 while living in Taiwan.
According to Patrick, he 'wanted people to share such maps so that they are easy to find and discuss.'
He now works as a land surveyor in Colorado. He's also a devoted member of several map societies across the country.
#5 Bands Announcing World Tours
#6 How Big is Japan?
#7 Here's a Map Centered on New Zealand
Not exactly the kind of map you want to use when getting acquainted with the world.
#8 Cheese Map of Europe
Patrick also said the title MapPorn followed the trend when 'there were many subreddits with a porn suffix.'
This refers to pictures of innocuous things like nature, architecture, or engineering marvels in a beautiful way.
So, it wasn't meant to be sexual. The internet at the time was a lot more relaxed and using that term was funny.
In the years since the culture on the internet has taken a much more puritan bias, and some people don't like that name.
However, he assured 'the goal of the brand hasn't changed, though. It's a place to share and discuss beautiful maps.'
#9 The U.S.: Alaskan Perspective
#10 50 Percent of Canadians Live South of the Red Line
When it comes to submissions, members can share any form and style of a map.
From historical maps showing ancient borders, to funny memes and transit maps.
People also post imaginary maps of places that they create in their minds.
Maps are a way to visualize the world in a way that is easy to grasp.
They are an aid in learning about new lands and faraway places. They help us find our way when we are lost.