Oct 25, 2017

5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

 

In the compilation of maps below we see a map of the contiguous United States used as a reference for explaining the relative size and location of other places in the world (and solar system).

If you enjoy this quirky compilation be sure to check out our more extensive posts:

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World
32 Maps That Will Teach You Something New About the World

 

 

1. If the Mediterranean Sea was in North America

 
mediterranean overlaid on map of us 5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

 

 

2. The United States and Canada at the Same Latitudes as Europe

 
north america over europe 5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

 

 

3. If the World’s Population* Lived in One City (data from 2011)

 
the worlds population concentrated 5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

Map by Tim De Chant/Per Square Mile

 

 

4. Using Colorado to Show How the Mercator Projection Skews Size from the Equator to North Pole

 
relative size of colorado from equator to north pole using mercator projection 5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

 

 

5. US/North America on the Surfaces of the Moon, Mars and Jupiter

 
north america on the moon 5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

 

if north america were on mars or jupiter 5 Interesting Maps That Use the United States as a Reference Point

 

 

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