Geography lesson we would have liked! Cartographers share maps that offer new perspectives – including a world map with an emphasis on the Pacific and a global cheese map
- Cartographers create unusual maps so you can see the world from a new perspective
- A map shows where Europe's most popular cheese comes from
- Another connects the smallest state in the world, the Vatican, with the largest building
Talented cartographers have created a number of insightful maps that show the world from a different perspective.
Compiled in a gallery by Bored pandaThe maps draw our attention to unusual, bizarre, and little-known geographic facts.
Some offer a visual representation of the size of certain countries, including the size of the smallest state, the Vatican, superimposed on the largest building in the world – Aalsmeer flower auction house in the Netherlands.
Another highlighted the size of the habitable space on Mars when the Red Planet had as much water as Planet Earth.
And a map turns the world upside down by centering New Zealand and the Pacific instead of Europe.
People have made amazing maps to put little-known facts into perspective. Pictured: a map showing how pedestrians are represented on maps across Europe
This map documents the journeys of a single eagle from Sudan to Kazakhstan over a period of twenty years
A map highlights the countries mentioned in the Bible, including France and India, in red
This map compares the size of Japan to the east coast of the United States to show how small the nation really is compared to its global influence
A cartographer showed which dry land on Mars would be habitable if the red planet, like planet earth, consisted of 71 percent water
This colorful map shows the origins of several popular European cheeses, from Brie and Camembert in France to Cheddar on Orkney Island
This map shows that the smallest state in the world, the Vatican, is smaller than the largest building in the world, the Aalsmeer Flower Auction House in the Netherlands
This map shows the longest land trip that can be made from Portugal to Vietnam by land
This map shows what a super-highway would look like between London and New York via Moscow and Fairbanks
A picture of the world in which the world revolves around the Pacific and New Zealand as opposed to the usual version in which it focuses on Europe and Africa
These two maps show a boom in occupied bald eagle nests between 1974 and 2019, which is credited to the Clean Water Act of 1972
This map shows the population distribution in several countries in Africa. The blue room holds as many people as the red room – 250 million
If you love penguins you will love this map that shows you where to find the birds around the world