Where would you start if you were looking for a treasure? Well, from what we learned in Jumanji, we probably need a map. In fact, maps, the precious representation of information, are key to so many secrets of the world, whether it’s the Earth, our history, politics, sociology, or anything, really.

Thanks to this corner of Reddit known for being the ultimate destination for fans of cartography, we can devour an endless variety of maps that all differ in information, style, size and other features. With 1.8 million members of the community, it’s now turning into one of those Reddit powerhouses that gives the best of online content.

Scroll down through the new batch of maps below and after you’re done, be sure to share our previous posts with the most unique and informative diagrammatic representations you may not have even known existed, here, here and here.

#1

The Baltic Way. On 23 August 1989, Two Million People Joined Their Hands To Form A Human Chain Spanning 675.5 Km Across The Three Baltic States. The Protest Was Against The Soviet Occupation, And To Support The Independence Movements Of The Three States

The Baltic Way. On 23 August 1989, Two Million People Joined Their Hands To Form A Human Chain Spanning 675.5 Km Across The Three Baltic States. The Protest Was Against The Soviet Occupation, And To Support The Independence Movements Of The Three States

RepublicOfEurope Report

(T)reacherou(S)
Community Member
5 months ago

So cool what humans can do when we acually do it together.

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#2

"Head North, Young Man..."

"Head North, Young Man..."

5_Frog_Margin Report

(T)reacherou(S)
Community Member
5 months ago

🤣

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#3

Cyclist Recreates Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Album Cover

Cyclist Recreates Nirvana’s “Nevermind” Album Cover

TRiskProduction Report

Pat Head
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Careful, cyclist person.... Spencer Elden might come for you too.

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Bored Panda reached out to the subreddit’s founder Patrick to find out how Reddit's cartography powerhouse has been doing since we last spoke a while ago. He describes himself as “a Denver-based techno-geek with a focus on all things geospatial and cartographic and a coding hobbyist with an emphasis in geospatial applications.”

“The subreddit has been stable the last few months, however, that all changed this morning with the news out of Ukraine of the military action there,” he said. “The subreddit usually has between 2,000 and 4,000 users at a given moment on a normal day. That number spiked to a peak of over 20,000 users looking for current maps of the situation there.”

#4

Topography Of China

Topography Of China

MeronDC Report

Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

And that's why until very recently, 90% of the population lived on or near the eastern seaboard.

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#5

All Roads Lead To Rome. This Map Is Visualises The Famous Roads Built By The Roman Empire

All Roads Lead To Rome. This Map Is Visualises The Famous Roads Built By The Roman Empire

symmy546 Report

Abhinc
Community Member
5 months ago

At the peak of the Roman Empire, there were over 400,000 km of roads connecting the provinces to Rome. A fifth of all of the roads were paved in stone. The Romans constructed three different types of roads. Via terrena were little more than country tracks and consisted of levelled earth packed down by continued use. Via glareata were levelled tracks with a gravelled surface. Via munita were paved using blocks the most suitable local stone.

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#6

Atheists Are Prohibited From Holding Public Office In 8 US States

Atheists Are Prohibited From Holding Public Office In 8 US States

clayagds99 Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
5 months ago

"Free country"

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Patrick believes that the way people think of cartography is changing. “The previous generation was accustomed to paper maps that they used to navigate. This required skills in orientation and awareness that are no longer necessary with digital maps on mobile devices. Whilst there are lots of articles that eulogize the loss of these skills, I don't think it's necessarily all bad.”

#7

The Topography Of Ukraine

The Topography Of Ukraine

boytutoy Report

Turnip and a Frog
Community Member
5 months ago

Russian attack on the Ukraine started today at night. I'm devastated.

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#8

Map Showing Netherland's Progress In Flood Management (Source: Earthmagazine)

Map Showing Netherland's Progress In Flood Management (Source: Earthmagazine)

WildestEconomist Report

Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes, it's possible for a country to expand its borders WITHOUT STARTING A WAR.

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#9

Is Escape A Crime?

Is Escape A Crime?

Mmaps_interlude Report

Vorknkx
Community Member
5 months ago

I suppose this means you won't get extra punishment for escaping, not that you wouldn't be forced to go back to prison, if caught?

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According to Patrick, the history of cartography is full of changes in how maps are created and used. And right now, “we're seeing another shift in response to the digital age.” The sub’s founder explained that “the digital generation has a heightened awareness of how maps can visualize data. The tools to make maps have been democratized. This has increased interest in finding new and clever ways to see spatial data.”

“I think the hottest trends are in maps that elucidate some sort of political understanding. These can be maps of elections, voting districts, gerrymandering, political recognition, voting patterns, etc. Social media is engineered to spur controversy and this is most apparent in hot button political topics. Politically themed content will garner more discussion, controversy and comments than most other topics.”

#10

All The Countries That Have Gained Independence From Great Britain

All The Countries That Have Gained Independence From Great Britain

yeetice Report

Josy Bannon
Community Member
5 months ago

They were everywhere

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#11

Beavers In Europe, 1900 And 2021

Beavers In Europe, 1900 And 2021

Mackelowsky Report

Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

That's fantastic! Beavers are a "keystone species", that make massive contributions to the health of forests, wetlands, waterways, and even water tables! The American West is the place where they're needed most, they were almost killed off by fur traders and other interlopers, and if we had more beavers... we'd have less drought and fewer wildfires.

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#12

Most Popular Language On Duolingo

Most Popular Language On Duolingo

Coldcomplex1 Report

(T)reacherou(S)
Community Member
5 months ago

Sweden is probably because of all the immigrants.

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Patrick is a member of #maptime Denver, Rocky Mountain Map Society, NACIS, PLSC, Charles Close Society and Open Street Map Foundation. So he always has a new project up his sleeve. Right now he’s working on building a plugin for QGIS, an open-source map-making software.

“The topic is map projection distortion. We all know that flat maps distort the shape of the Earth. However, visualizing this is quite difficult. My plugin will work so that a user can input a projection and a given region. The output will be a map overlay that shows where the scale is closest to true and where it falls below a given threshold,” he told us and added that he’ll be happy to share it when it's finished.

#13

Countries With A Higher Life Expectancy Than The United States

Countries With A Higher Life Expectancy Than The United States

burgerking_foot Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
5 months ago

I suspect because of public health care... and maybe less crime.

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#14

The New Longest Possible Train Journey In The World

The New Longest Possible Train Journey In The World

htGoSEVe Report

Miriam L
Community Member
5 months ago

I can totally see someone in my family doing this on Ticket to Ride - by accident. A board that has this as an objective wouldn't count

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#15

The Red Part Contains More People Than The Blue Put Together

The Red Part Contains More People Than The Blue Put Together

AndoMacster Report

Anonymous
Community Member
5 months ago

The red part contains Bangladesh, some parts of India, Bhutan and Nepal. I live here and I don't think most people know what condoms or birth control is.

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#16

Russian Military Build-Up Around Ukraine

Russian Military Build-Up Around Ukraine

swearcoat Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
5 months ago

This is so frightening. It is practically right around the corner. I hope the people there are ok and can/ could be evacuated. Hope for the best!

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#17

A Map Visualizing The Armenian Genocide - Started 106 Years Ago

A Map Visualizing The Armenian Genocide - Started 106 Years Ago

roiaumedejherusalem Report

Bexxxxx
Community Member
5 months ago

Heartbreaking.

Abhinc
Community Member
5 months ago

dear Tarik ... no matter how hard you try to deny it, it was a genocide !! don't talk about ignorance when you can't even face facts. Large-scale massacres of Armenians occurred in the 1890s and 1909. On 24 April 1915, the Ottoman authorities arrested and deported hundreds of Armenian intellectuals and leaders from Constantinople. At the orders of Talaat Pasha, an estimated 800,000 to 1.2 million Armenian women, children, and elderly or infirm people were sent on death marches to the Syrian Desert in 1915 and 1916. In 1916 another wave of massacres was ordered, leaving about 200,000 deportees alive by the end of 1916. Around 100,000 to 200,000 Armenian women and children were forcibly converted to Islam and integrated into Muslim households. Massacres and ethnic cleansing of Armenian survivors were carried out by the Turkish nationalist movement during the Turkish War of Independence after World War I. As of 2021, 31 countries have recognized the events as genocide

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Vicky Z
Community Member
5 months ago

And they still deny it!😡

Bouthaina Van buuren
Community Member
5 months ago

Turkey: nope never happened

Kai David
Community Member
5 months ago

Wonder if there is a map of the USA of a before and after of the american genocide of first nations.

Chris Hills
Community Member
5 months ago

Tears... I just can't. WTF is wrong with men? It's always men doing this s**t.

Rei
Community Member
5 months ago

😳

BlahBlah
Community Member
5 months ago

Thank you, Turkey! Ana Kasparian, what's your opinion?

Mark Howell
Community Member
5 months ago

I initially read the title as polution not population, sorry

miss miss
Community Member
5 months ago

Horrible. Holocaust everywhere

Birma Gustafsson
Community Member
5 months ago

And still Turkey denies it even happened!! Shame on you, Turkey!!

JustAnother Soul
Community Member
5 months ago

Human beings like to kill each other.

Lois Matelan
Community Member
5 months ago

This map is misleading and inaccurate because it needs to have a U.S.A. inset in the modern part that would show the U.S. population of somewhere between 500,00 and 1,500,000 Armenians. There are about 100,000 Armenians in Glendale, CA alone.

Tuğçe Aydın
Community Member
5 months ago

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This is the second post I've encountered about this nonsense. I can assure you. If Turks did a genocide, you wouldn't be able to find even 'one' armenian across the world. In the Ottoman era , they had named armenians as 'millet-i sadıka' which translates as loyal nation. BUT armenians turned against Turks and slaughtered many Turkish people without hesitation . They ripped open pregnant womens belly and took off their child and abused women. Your beloved armenians are one of the most cruel nations in the world. Your hate and discrimination against Turks just disgust me. We have a saying in Turkey and in every Turk nation. That's 'a Turk doesn't have a friend other than a Turk' . Thats very true and I wish you to drown in your own racism and hate.

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#18

World Map, But It’s Centered On Buenos Aires, Argentina

World Map, But It’s Centered On Buenos Aires, Argentina

burgerking_foot Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
5 months ago

So cool

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#19

London's Piccadilly Tube Station. Piccadilly Circus Is A Road Junction And Public Space Of London's West End In The City Of Westminster. It Was Built In 1819 To Connect Regent Street With Piccadilly

London's Piccadilly Tube Station. Piccadilly Circus Is A Road Junction And Public Space Of London's West End In The City Of Westminster. It Was Built In 1819 To Connect Regent Street With Piccadilly

5igorsk Report

Rei
Community Member
5 months ago

Who else besides me would get totally lost there?

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#20

Countries That Have, Or Have Had, Openly Gay Heads Of Government

Countries That Have, Or Have Had, Openly Gay Heads Of Government

Porodicnostablo Report

Beverly Hasegawa
Community Member
5 months ago

That should read "European countries." New Zealand has had a gay head of state.

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#21

This Is A Really Fascinating Map. Languages Of Europe Around 600 Ad

This Is A Really Fascinating Map. Languages Of Europe Around 600 Ad

_Hydrohomie_ Report

Tom Hanlin
Community Member
5 months ago

"Koine" Greek

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#22

World Map According To China In 1799

World Map According To China In 1799

imrahul08 Report

Leslie
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

More accurate than i imagined

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#23

US States In Which Homosexuality Was Illegal From 1962 To 2012

US States In Which Homosexuality Was Illegal From 1962 To 2012

Mackelowsky Report

MiriPanda
Community Member
5 months ago

Illinois was ahead of its time.

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#24

Map Of The 2191 Meter Deep Krubera Cave. The Deepest Known Cave System In The World

Map Of The 2191 Meter Deep Krubera Cave. The Deepest Known Cave System In The World

bacs05rc Report

mulk
Community Member
5 months ago

Claustrophobic nightmare

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#25

This Is The Farthest Place On Earth From Any Ocean

This Is The Farthest Place On Earth From Any Ocean

MeronDC Report

Vicky Zar
Community Member
5 months ago

Google: "The most distant point from an ocean is the Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility (or "EPIA") 46°17′N 86°40′E, in China's Xinjiang region near the border with Kazakhstan. Calculations have shown that this point, located in the Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert, is 2,645 km (1,644 mi) from the nearest coastline."

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#26

% Of Europeans Who Would Fight For Their Country

% Of Europeans Who Would Fight For Their Country

adorn_mapper Report

BorPand8
Community Member
5 months ago

"Fight for your country" is kind of an ambiguous term. Like, there's the American sense of "get sent overseas to invade other countries and that... protects our 'freedom' somehow" contrasted with "fight if someone actually invades my country."

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#27

Map For Halloween - Every Castle In Europe

Map For Halloween - Every Castle In Europe

Spatial_Overlay Report

Kira Okah
Community Member
5 months ago

The last time this map was on here, it got torn to shreds about its sheer inaccuracy. It doesn't classify most actual castles as castles, especially in the UK and Spain, but it does count palaces and chateaux (which includes mansions and large stately homes in France only). I live a five minute walk from an actual bloody castle and it is not on this.

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#28

Most Obese Countries

Most Obese Countries

No-Ad7595 Report

Alice Moon-Star
Community Member
5 months ago

New Zealand has floated away from Australia and up towards Japan ;)

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#29

Age Of Women At Birth Of Their First Child (Europe)

Age Of Women At Birth Of Their First Child (Europe)

Quiet-Luck Report

Andy Acceber
Community Member
5 months ago

Fascinating if this map could be compared with ones from 50 and 100 years ago.

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#30

School Shootings In Europe Since 2010

School Shootings In Europe Since 2010

Nic0487 Report

Chicken Nugget
Community Member
5 months ago

meanwhile in america...

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#31

Map Presenting Coldest Temperatures Ever Measured In Celcius...

Map Presenting Coldest Temperatures Ever Measured In Celcius...

Jazzlike-Power-7959 Report

Beverly Hasegawa
Community Member
5 months ago

"Celsius"

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#32

Piracy In The 21st Century

Piracy In The 21st Century

shashsainik Report

Otter
Community Member
5 months ago

The longest sea voyage I've ever taken was from the southern tip of Chile, to the Antarctic Peninsula. Definitely wasn't worried about piracy on the Great Southern Ocean.

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#33

Grading System In Europe

Grading System In Europe

vladgrinch Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

In Turkey a low grade is like Na-aa :D

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#34

Most Frequent Causes Of Deaths For 50 To 69-Year-Olds. @realworldmaps

Most Frequent Causes Of Deaths For 50 To 69-Year-Olds. @realworldmaps

Realworldmaps Report

Caro Caro
Community Member
5 months ago

Fu*k cancer.

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#35

Eu Countries Pushing To Label Nuclear Power As Green Energy

Eu Countries Pushing To Label Nuclear Power As Green Energy

PepperBlues Report

Susie Elle
Community Member
5 months ago

Nuclear energy confuses me; it's clean yet we have no idea what to do with the waste it produces so (to my knowledge) the strategy now is to store it in the earth and figure it out in 100 years :/

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