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Here are our favourite map stories from 2015

Over Christmas, we’re rounding up the best of our work from 2015 so that you have something to read when you get sick of the Brussels sprouts. Today, it’s – let’s not pretend you didn’t see this coming – our favourite maps.

  • This map shows at a glance where Europe’s richest cities are.
  • While this one show’s how the continent’s population has shifted since the year 2000.
  • And this is why you can still see the Berlin Wall from space, even though it came down 25 years ago.
  • This is why maps sometimes lie to you on purpose.

Image: Google/CityMetric.

  • One Friday afternoon we just thought screw it, and dropped a superimposed a map of Paris on one of London, to see how the two compared.
  • It went so well that the next week we did Manhattan, too.
  • There was that time we found a Google-style map of the Roman Empire to play with.
  • Then there was the True Size Map, which lets you move countries around to show you how big they really are.

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