World Mapped by Flight Routes in 24 Hours

This world map details the various flight paths from around the globe. This was the situation as detected by air traffic control towers on July 25, 2019. This hot summer Thursday was dubbed by as “aviation’s busiest day in history”. More than 230,000 flights were spotted that day by global flight tracker Flightradar24. This … Read more

Global LGBTQ+ Acceptance Map

This world map shows how each country accepts people from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. The data is gathered from a 2019 report published by The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law. The report’s outline says it measured the Global Acceptance Index (GAI) of … Read more

Global Air Pollution Map

This cartogram depicts the amount of air pollution in some of the featured countries. The cartogram is presented based on the population of each area that is exposed to low or high pollution levels. The most polluted countries all come from Asia and Africa. Citing data from the World Health Organization (WHO), Visual Capitalist notes … Read more

Global Cow Population Map

This is a world map that details the location of the over one billion cows living worldwide. The total population of cows is over 1.4 billion, according to the World Cattle Inventory published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Brazil has the most cattle in the world, with over 211 million head of … Read more

World Press Freedom Map

This world map features how each country’s press is free and unrestricted. The data from this press freedom map is based on the World Press Freedom Index released by international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders. The scores of each country are based on their media’s acceptance of opinions (pluralism), independence, and the level of abuse … Read more

Every Country Visited by The Simpsons

This world map features each country that was visited by the fictional family, The Simpsons. Since their television debut in 1989, they have visited 23 sovereign countries across all seven continents, including one visit to Antarctica. The country that they visited the most is neighboring Canada. The country known as the Great White North has … Read more

Global Life Expectancy Map

This world map shows the life expectancy of every country. Countries marked in shades of green have high life expectancies, while those in the warm colors (shades of red) have low life spans. Life expectancy is high in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. On the other hand, it is low in some parts of Asia … Read more

World’s Most Expensive Cities Map

This world map above identifies the most expensive cities in the world to live in. The data is based on a 2020 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The ranking of each city on the list is determined by different factors, including a person’s income, spending habits, and cost of living. In addition, there’s also … Read more

World’s Submarine Cables Map

This is a map of the world and the locations of the world’s underwater cables. The submarine cable map’s creator, TeleGeography, notes that there are over 400 active undersea cables, with a total distance of about 1.2 kilometers. This number changes whenever new cables are added and older ones go out of service. The lines … Read more

World’s Happiest Countries Map

The world map shown above depicts the happiness level of every country. The data on the happiness map is based on the annual World Happiness Report (WHR), which takes into account different factors in determining a country’s rank, including its gross domestic product, overall health, social support, and freedoms. Finland is the happiest country in … Read more