30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

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

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#2 Lithuania Has Made a Map with Magnets Found Only in Corresponding Cities

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#3 Occupied Bald Eagle Nests in Wisconsin 1974 vs. 2019

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#4 Tracking of an Eagle for 20 Years

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

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

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#6 How Big is Japan?

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#7 Here’s a Map Centered on New Zealand

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

Not exactly the kind of map you want to use when getting acquainted with the world.

#8 Cheese Map of Europe

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

Patrick also said the title MapPorn followed the trend when ‘there were many subreddits with a porn suffix.’

He explained:

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 as funny.

He added:

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

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#10 50 Percent of Canadians Live South of the Red Line

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

When it comes to submissions, members can share any form and style of a map.

Patrick said:

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.

He concluded:

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.

#11 Each Section Has 10 Percent of the World’s Population

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#12 The Only Countries Mentioned or Referred to in the Bible

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#13 The Longest Possible Train Travel in the World

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#14 Locations where Penguins are Found Naturally in the World

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#15 Australia and the U.S. Size Comparison

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#16 3-D Render Topographic Map of Europe

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#17 North America Animal Migration Routes

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#18 World’s Smallest Country Compared with Largest Building

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#19 A Europe–U.S. Superhighway Proposed by the Former President of Russian Railways

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#20 The Surface of Mars If Water Covered 71 Percent of Surface Area

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#21 Decline of Native Irish Speakers over the Last Two Centuries

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#22 World’s CO Emissions

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#23 Locations Johnny Cash Claims to Have Been in: ‘I’ve Been Everywhere’

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#24 Chinese Tea Trade Via Silk Roads

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#25 Passenger Railway Network 2020

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#26 What Pedestrians Look Like across Europe

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#27 Topologist’s Map of the World. It Shows International Borders and Nothing Else

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#28 These Two Areas of Africa Have Roughly Equal Populations

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#29 Finland vs. Russia Roads

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things

#30 Syria Before and after the Civil War

30 unusual maps people shared on this group that might change your perspective on things