California Water Shortage Map

This cartograph shows the U.S. state of California and its drought levels over a period of three years (May 2019 to May 2021). As shown above, drought conditions in the state were already reported in 2019, especially in the south. The following year, it was the northern and central parts of the state that experienced … Read more

River Thames Map

This is a map of the River Thames, one of the longest rivers in the United Kingdom, located in the capital London. According to Britannica, the river’s basin is measured at around 5,500 square miles (14,250 square kilometers). Several landmarks in London surround the famed river, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, the … Read more

Peru Topography Map

This is a topographic map of Peru showcasing its various land features. Britannica notes that the South American nation has a total land area of 496,225 square miles (1,285,216 square kilometers). In the country’s west lies the Huascaran mountain peak, Peru’s highest point. Its peak, according to ThoughtCo, stands at 22,132 feet (6,746 meters) tall. … Read more

Europe’s Sleep Duration Map

This map of Europe shows the average sleep time of each country, where such data is available. Finland and the Netherlands get the most sleep in Europe. On average, the Finnish and the Dutch have a sleep time of 7 hours and 37 minutes. The United Kingdom, Belgium, and Ireland also have an average of … Read more

U.S. Breakfast Chains Map

This is a map of the United States depicting the states that have the most locations of a specific restaurant chain specializing in breakfast food. California-based International House of Pancakes (IHOP, marked in blue) is the dominant breakfast chain in nearly two dozen U.S. states, including the District of Columbia. Their presence is mostly felt … Read more

World Press Freedom Index 2021

This world map depicts the World Press Freedom Index for the year 2021, as compiled by Reporters Without Borders. Norway tops the list, with an index score of 6.72. Its neighbors Finland and Sweden rank second and third, respectively.  Most of the top entries, marked in white and yellow, come from Europe. The United States, … Read more

Greece Elevation Map

This is an elevation map of Greece. The map also features the country’s topography or land features. According to Britannica, the southern European country, which is formally known as the Hellenic Republic, has a total land area of 50,949 square miles (131,957 square kilometers). The highly-elevated areas in the country are shaded in blue. The … Read more

U.S. Alternative Fuel Locations Map

This is a map of the United States depicting the areas where alternative fuel is available. The Alternative Fuels Data Center of the U.S. Department of Energy lists the locations of many types of alternative fuels, including ethanol, compressed natural gas, and biodiesel.  For instance, the map above shows where one can get electric fuel. … Read more

U.S. Cat and Dog States Map

This map of the United States shows how much of the country owns cats and dogs. Most states have equal ownership of either animal. 16 states have more cats than dogs. Eight states, mostly in the south, have dogs as the dominant pet. The Insurance Information Institute notes that according to the 2020 National Pet … Read more