This Mesmerizing Interactive Map Displays Ship Movements Across the Globe

Researchers at UCL Energy Institute together with London-based data visualization and digital journalism studio Kiln have released this amazing interactive map that plots 250 million data points to show the movements of the world’s commercial shipping fleet during the year 2012. (Hit the play button above to learn more about what is being displayed) The map was … [Read more...]

2010 Submarine Cable Map

Click on image for enlargement. 2010 Submarine Cable Map TeleGeography's popular Submarine Cable Map has been fully updated for 2010. The latest edition of our map depicts 111 of the world's major submarine cable systems and 19 planned systems that are due to enter service by 2011. www.telegeography.com … [Read more...]

Who Has The Oil? A Map of World Oil Reserves.

"The United States consumes more than 20,000,000 barrels of oil per day but has less than 2 percent of the world's remaining oil" This map, produced by BP's Statistical Review division, shows countries based on known crude oil reserves. The larger the country, the more reserve capacity. The map also gives mariners working offshore an idea where jobs opportunities may arise … [Read more...]