One way to really satisfy Internet users is to combine good aesthetics and good design with interesting and fresh information. People really enjoy learning new things about the world while having fun. One of his favorite corners of the internet is this awesome subreddit For map lovers around the world.
Cartography-, geography-, and travel-loving members of our online community share the best maps they’ve ever seen, while others use their skills to create their own. We’ve collected some of their most interesting and unusual maps to give you a whole new perspective on life on Earth (and maybe help you learn something new along the way). Scroll down and enjoy.don’t forget to be kind to the plus vote button boop Wearing a safari hat next to all your favorite maps? Go ahead!
This May, the subreddit celebrates 12 years of educating and entertaining the Internet. Created in 2011, the community has grown to over 2.2 million redditors in just over a decade.
If you like cartography, statistics, or just good design, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the sub’s content at some point… even if it was by chance. That’s what online groups are known for.
The mastermind behind this amazing community is its founder, land surveyor and big fan of travel and mapping, Patrick McGranaghan. We’ve had many conversations with Patrick over the last few years, and he shines a light on community, cartography, and a sense of adventure.
“There are many reasons why people choose to make maps: for navigation, to illustrate statistical phenomena, for fantasy, etc. Artistic skills are helpful but not absolutely necessary,” he said. say. Said bored panda just a while ago.
“The important thing is to make it easy for users to gather useful information. Most maps should have a theme or story that it tells, and this needs to be communicated through the map.” , the subreddit founder Patrick told us in an earlier interview.
The founder works on many maps in his spare time. “Recently, I’ve been learning his Blender. It’s like a 3D animation program that video game developers use, but I think there’s a way to use it to display maps.” He tells us in late 2021 he will try out the new tools.
“Blender has a great ability to display light and shadow patterns that are almost photorealistic. I think there are other ways to use this program besides displaying maps with realistic terrain. “I’m still a novice, but I’d love to explore. There are other ways this program can visualize maps,” he said at the time.
“Especially as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that I spend so much time on this earth and that every day I wasted is never coming back. If you want to go out and explore the world, you have to do it.” No,” Patrick previously said.
“Some adventures take time and resources, but the real question I ask myself is can I afford not to carry out the goals I have set in my heart. But if you wait too long, those opportunities are lost forever.
“I think a great way to learn about an exotic place is to make a map of it and take the time to make sure the map looks as good as possible. You get a connection, you make decisions about what’s included and where to lay it all out.”
In the meantime, you will always need new maps. “The world is constantly changing, and accurate spatial data is fleeting. Google Maps certainly gives the impression that everything is mapped, but there are choices and generalizations in the data,” he said. Added: I let the navigation app do all the work and don’t participate in the decision making. “
We’re big fans of subreddits and maps in general, so we know which ones are your favourites. But we’d love to know which ones you enjoyed watching! Please let me know. On the other hand, for some absolutely amazing maps, subcheck out previous features of Bored Pandas here, here, hereeven as here and here.