Ridgeline Maps of the World

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kottke.org—Using Andrei Kashcha’s Peak Map tool, you can create what’s called a ridgeline chart — picture the album cover for Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures — of the elevation anywhere on the Earth. Try it out here. (via @eramirez) Tags: Andrei Kashcha   design   infoviz   Joy Division   maps

World Map Projection, But All South Americas. I bet you never noticed that South America can kind of approximate most of the world’s other continents pretty well. XKCD’s Randall Munroe did and made a bad map projection of it. This is only slightly worse than the Mercator projection tbh. Tags: maps   Randall Munroe   remix