Do you recall the era of physical maps during road trips? Dad driving and shouting while mom frantically scans the map for the right exit, only to miss it! Nowadays, apps like Google Maps have simplified our lives (and made road trips much more enjoyable). In mere seconds, we can determine the distance between Texas, Lithuania, and Taiwan, although embarking on such a road trip is not recommended.
Thanks to a popular Instagram account, our phones now offer more than just distances and directions through maps. Map Central is an Instagram page boasting over 130k followers that “offers a comprehensive view of our world” by sharing daily educational maps. These graphics go beyond ordinary maps, presenting facts about countries’ demographics, climate change insights, population shifts and trends, size and population comparisons, and much more. We have compiled some of our favorite maps from the page for your enjoyment below, along with an interview with Map Central’s creator.
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