“Two researchers, [former Trinity College lecturer] Mark Graham and Stefano De Stabbata, at the Oxford Internet Institute, have depicted the world’s “Internet empires” in a map, above. The map shows each nation’s most popular website, with the size of nations altered to reflect the number of Internet users there.”
“The map makes for a brief, informative look at how geographic—and universal—certain web tastes and habits are.”
They also created this old timey map-style, below:
Cardiff-based illustrator Ed Fairburn extrapolates portraits of human faces ‘hidden’ in the topographical features of various maps of the world.
(Above: Ink on a vintage street map of Cambridge, reproduced military maps of the Western Front (World War II); Lake Windermere; an original Michelin map of France (2 pix) and a vintage street map of Paris.)