Where is the north/south divide? [Map Men]
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by Brilliant Maps
3M ago
Main Summary ? The north/south divide in England has historical roots dating back to the Viking invasion, leading to suspicion and stereotypes between the two regions. ? The north/south divide in England can have significant impacts on house prices, education, and life expectancy. ? A proper academic study by Professor Danny Dorling took cultural and economic factors into account to determine the north/south divide in the UK. ? The concept of the north/south divide is subjective and can vary depending on different perspectives and interpretations. ? The north-south divide is a global phenome ..read more
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Mappa Mundi: the worst world map? [Map Men]
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by Brilliant Maps
3M ago
Key insights ?️ The 13th century Hereford Mappa Mundi is orientated with East at the top, which is why it looks nothing like the actual world. ?️ There are no oceans, and only three continents, And THIS is supposed to be Britain! ? Ptolemy’s map of the known world in 100 AD challenges the idea that ancient civilizations lacked scientific knowledge. ?️ The Hereford Mappa Mundi seeks to portray a global Christian hegemony by charting the history of creation, the soul’s journey to the afterlife, and predicting the end of the world. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a medieval map that reflects the C ..read more
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How to Split a City in Half (Berlin) By City Beautiful
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by Brilliant Maps
3M ago
Key insights ?️ Political ideology clashed with city planning realities when the Iron Curtain split Berlin in two, impacting the lives of 3 million people. ?️ 1948 was the year when everything changed for Berlin and where the split really happens. ✈️ The Berlin Airlift provided 1,500 tons of food and 3,500 tons of coal each day to the 2 million people within the Western zone by air. ? East Germany disconnected all essential services connecting West Berlin, including electrical lines, telephone lines, bus and tram services, and water pipes, creating a divide between the two sides. ? The Berli ..read more
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95% Of Plastic Polluting The World’s Oceans Comes From These 10 Rivers
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by Brilliant Maps
4M ago
Map created by reddit user u/wes7946 The map above shows a rather stunning fact, 95% of the plastic found in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers. The data comes from a 2017 research paper titled: Export of Plastic Debris by Rivers into the Sea. Here’s the a table of the amount of pollution by river: In order of the amount of pollution the rivers are: Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) Indus Yellow River (Huang He) Hai He Nile Meghna, Bramaputra, Ganges Pearl River (Zhujiang) Amur Niger Mekong Also see: 11 Best Portable CO2 Monitor: Expert Picks for 2024 3 Best Filtrete Smart Furnace Filters Wha ..read more
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British & Irish Words For Mother: Mum, Mom & Everything Else
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by Brilliant Maps
4M ago
Mum The 7 maps here show how people in the UK and Ireland refer to their mothers. From Mum to Mom and everything in between. Full credit to Star Key comics for creating all of them. Mummy Ma Maw Mam Mammy Mom Not from the UK, or think we got something wrong? Then leave us a comment below ..read more
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England and Wales East/West Divide By Population
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by Brilliant Maps
11M ago
Map crated by Reddit user u/willtkred The map above is the companion to England’s North/South Divide Based Only On Population, expect this time splitting the England and Wales East/West rather than North/South based on 2021 census numbers on official county borders. The map sparked some controversy on reddit with user Elegant_Celery400 claiming that: Ah, but it’s not actually ‘by population’ is it? It’s ‘by county population’, which is why we have the obvious anomaly of Leeds being designated as ‘West’ when it’s clearly further to the East of the notional boundary line than the East-designat ..read more
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England’s North/South Divide Based Only On Population
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by Brilliant Maps
11M ago
Map created by reddit user u/willtkred The map above show’s England’s North South divide based solely on where 50% of the population live based on the 2021 census using official county border. The blue areas has 50.25% of the population or 28.3 million people and the red areas have 49.75% of the population or 28.1 million people. In terms of area the two aren’t actually all that different: The northern section takes up 55.58% to the southern’s 44.42% (these are relatively approximate though, I could not be bothered to research the areas of each county used, although this could easily be done ..read more
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19 World Maps In The Style of Famous Artists
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by Brilliant Maps
1y ago
The 19 maps below were all created by AI image tool Midjourney. I asked it to create a world map in the style of each artist and here’s what it came up with: 1. Gustav Klimt 2. Banksy 3. Jackson Pollock 4. Hokusai 5. Amedeo Modigliani 6. Keith Haring 7. Willem de Kooning 8. Roy Lichtenstein 9. Leonardo da Vinci 10. Jean-Michel Basquiat 11. Claude Monet 12. Andy Warhol 13. Francis Bacon 14. Jasper Johns 15. Mark Rothko 16. Paul Cézanne 17. Pierre-Auguste Renoir 18. Paul Gauguin 19. Vincent van Gogh Like this post? Then please share it with a friend ..read more
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Mass Shootings In The US Between 2009 and March 2023
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by Brilliant Maps
1y ago
Map created by reddit user u/flyingcatwithhorns The map above shows the location and relative severity of each of the mass shooting incidents in the US between 2009 and 28 March 2023. A mass shooting is defined as any incident in which four or more people are shot and killed. Since 2009, there have been 306 mass shootings, resulting in 1,710 people shot and killed and 1,087 people shot and wounded. Leave your thoughts below ..read more
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Number of Prisoners Per 100,000 People Around The World
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by Brilliant Maps
1y ago
Map created by @theWorldMaps The map above shows the number of prisoners in each country around the world per 100,000 people. The data comes from The thirteenth edition of the World Prison Population List for October 2021. The United States is the outlier at the high-end with 629 prisoners per 100,000 people or 0.629% of Americans are in prison t any given moment. At the other extreme is San Marino which has 0 prisoners per 100,000 people. The map above doesn’t actually seem to use the latest data available which is as follows: Country Total Number Of Prisoners Rate per 100,000 Male(%) Fem ..read more
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