The History of Urbanization (3700 BC – 2000 AD)

Max Galka of Metrocosm has created an amazing interactive map that records the formation of new cities over the course of 6,000 Years, from 3700 BC to AD 2000. Watch the video below, as the world’s cities are born one-by-one in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.

Infographic Of The World’s Most-Spoken Languages

Alberto Lucas López created a fascinating infographic that breaks down the world’s most common languages and the countries in which they are spoken. The infographic represents the 4.1 billion people around the world who speak one of the 23 most-spoken languages as their native tongue. Click here for a larger image.

Map of Coffee Shop Chains in the United States

The map above shows the closest of nine major coffee giants within a 10-mile radius throughout the U.S. and southern Canada. As you can see here, many popular American chains are represented here, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. (Blenz, Coffee Time, and, of course, Tim Hortons are Canadian brands.) Starbucks is scattered all over… Continue reading Map of Coffee Shop Chains in the United States

Win a Trip to LA with Shoebox

I came home yesterday and found a box waiting for me to open 😉 I love these moments haha Shoebox New York is so excited about the arrival of the all-new UGGs summer collection that they are giving two lucky lucky winners a 7-day round-trip and accommodation to the sunny city of Los Angeles, California… Continue reading Win a Trip to LA with Shoebox

Laser Cutting City Street Maps

Artist Dan Linden uses a laser cutter to make intricate laser cut street maps of cities from around the world. The maps are cut out of recycled mounting board in a process that takes about 2 hours and is quite mesmerizing. Linden’s maps are available on Etsy store. Watch the video of the cutter below. via: Laughing Squid

World Map of Dominating Websites

Webempires created a map ( you see above ) showing the number-one websites around the world calculated based on Alexa traffic ranking. As the picture makes clear, Google dominates, with Facebook trailing not too far behind. The map doesn’t include properties, and If it was  included, Google would probably take the entire map. Google’s traffic is scattered… Continue reading World Map of Dominating Websites

Amazing 1000 Years Time-Lapse Map of Europe

An incredible animated Time-Lapse video map of Europe fast forwarded from the year 1000 AD until the present day, showing Europe’s shifting borders, alliances, unions, territories, occupied land etc.