What's the most interesting political map you've come across?
July 24, 2012 11:05 AM   Subscribe

I need a little inspiration for a project: I'm looking for unorthodox, interesting and engaging global political maps. All types of projections welcome, just looking for interesting ways of representing country boundaries in the context of a global map.
posted by undercoverhuwaaah to Science & Nature (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
MeFi's own desjardins has a supercool tumblr with lots of interesting examples.
posted by lalex at 11:15 AM on July 24, 2012

Frank Jacob’s Strange Maps posts at Big Think?
posted by mon-ma-tron at 12:36 PM on July 24, 2012

Have you seen the upside down map?
posted by ooklala at 3:12 PM on July 24, 2012 [1 favorite]

xkcd: United Shapes
posted by kisch mokusch at 3:15 PM on July 24, 2012

I like cartograms / anamorphic maps. You might like Worldmapper and Views of the World.
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 5:38 PM on July 24, 2012

Viewing the world from the tip of Asia

It's not a political map per se, but it's very interesting and unorthodox. It's from Kenya Hara's book "Redesigning Design"/ Hajime Takano's "How to Read the World Atlas." The idea is that if you tilt the world 90 degrees, it's like a pinball machine with Japan at the bottom, collecting the cultural influences that have bounced across/ down the globe starting from Rome.
posted by ichomp at 5:26 PM on July 25, 2012

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