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Updating Amusing Maps: Which One Nails It, Part Deux

December 28th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

A little over a year ago, I posted a series of some of the Web’s best entertaining maps.  These ranged from amusing stereotyped looking glasses of how people see the world to XKCD’s map of online communities.

A year later, Randall Munroe updated his map of online communities to include recent changes in the interwebs and I decided to go searching for some new, funny maps.  After the jump, I lead it off with Munroe’s latest.

XKCD's Map of Online Communities

This Facebook friendship map was engineered using API data (http://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-engineering/visualizing-friendships/469716398919) examining the connections between people.

The World According to America (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alphadesigner/5124506190/)

A Floridian's Map of the United States (http://bad-postcards.tumblr.com/post/2471393317/peninsula-envy-as-the-snow-falls-in-brooklyn-on#disqus_thread)

according to stereotypes (http://www.buzzfeed.com/mrbabyman/the-world-according-to-stereotypes-b7t)

The World According to San Fransisco (http://generic1.tumblr.com/post/1250019294/the-world-according-to-san-francisco-i-was)

The World According to the United States (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Worldmap.jpg)

The World as Seen by Americans (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Worldmap.jpg)

The World According to President Reagan (with a nice writeup over at http://bigthink.com/ideas/21087)

The World According to Texans (http://kansieo.com/2008/04/08/the-world-according-to-texans/)

The World According to Islam (http://snappedshot.com/archives/1799-The-World-According-to-Islam.html)

The United States with States Renamed as Countries with Similar Gross Domestic Products (http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/post/1205419079/alls-well-in-norway-today-where-do-you-hail)

The links in each caption are to where I obtained each map. I cannot provide proper attribution to the authors, but have linked where I found them. You should be able to embiggen each image by clicking on it.

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