This beautiful map shows an average of all of the available cloud observations acquired between July 2002 and April 2015 from the Aqua satellite. The shades of blue represent the cloudiness of our planet. Read More >>
Eric Fischer’s been working on a project which hopes to discover the world’s most interesting places by examining beautiful Flickr photos. As it turns out, the maps showing the routes between them are just as beautiful. Read More >>
Satellite images of our world are incredible on their own. But artist Federico Winer has taken aerial photography to a new level by portraying planet Earth as a mesmerising kaleidoscope of geometric patterns and colours – and he has shared with us a whole trove of these beautiful shots. Read more >
Pretty much all the big films are set in the US of A, something we have just had to accept over the years as we pump out period drama after period drama here in the UK. But if you're left scratching your head as to where blockbusters take place, XKCD's handy map will give you a rough idea. [XKCD]
Sadly, the Oxford English Dictionary has yet to accept ‘cartophile’ as the official term for a map-lover. Even if the title lacks the linguistic seal of approval, there’s no doubt that maps can be lust-worthy objects.