The majority of Americans only look at maps at the state level. Nonetheless, maps can open one’s eyes in a variety of ways, from depicting perspectives to exhibiting sheer magnitude.
A cartographer is responsible for drawing maps; here are some interesting things you wouldn’t expect to see on one, from informative to simply amusing.
Native Americans were the original inhabitants of America prior to colonization. They were a nomadic people with significant spiritual and natural beliefs. Have you ever pondered how their various tribes were divided?
The Apache and Navajo are the most well-known tribes, although there were many more.
This map depicts the topography and land that each place has to offer. From Florida’s southern coastal districts to Utah’s craggy mountains. The depiction of diverse places gives a lot of insight into how the United States’ ecosystems differed.
However, some maps also include information on area culture.
The United States is home to a variety of cultures. From the West Coast to the East Coast, there are so many places with unique “nations” of individuals.
From Texas, which borders the “bible belt” of southern culture, to Upper New Yorker civilization, which is further north. Both are really distinct and one-of-a-kind.
Cartographers do not have to be experts. A map can be drawn by anyone and made to be distinctive. Here’s a humorous perspective on the customs and regions of the United States. From how many “cowboy corridors” there are to how warm it is on the west coast, the map creator writes several facepalm worthy and mildly amusing remarks.
Their prejudice is evident in their claim that Oregon is the sole excellent state. We’re pretty sure we know where they’re from now.
This map depicts which state’s powerhouse dominates which region. It should come as no surprise that Walmart has a massive impact in every state. How far must you travel to reach a Walmart? We’re guessing it’s not too far away.
We don’t expect this to alter anytime soon, given the constant launching of new stores.
Another amusing map depicts America with each province’s favorite corporation. It’s almost as though each state had its own “mascot.” Hooters, for example, is representing Florida, while Apple is representing California.
It’s entertaining to chuckle at these things, particularly when they’re accurate.
Here’s an image that tries to put the enormity of the duty that California senators bear into context. While the rest of the nation has 46 senators, California only has two senators.
It only goes to highlight how strange the democratic structure can be.
State lines may appear to be arbitrary, but they are all based on historical precedent. They all have their causes, whether it’s because of terrain or because of what was settled upon when the nation was initially formed.
Sometimes, however, the lines on a map can inspire a more creative side to come forward. Creating a “chef” on the map was something one user did. The result is hilarious.
It’s hard to know where to begin with this one. We don’t have much to add to this map due to the current political climate; we simply think it is humorous to label all the distinct areas on a map of the United States as Ukraine.
The many tones even make up the Ukrainian flag’s colors.
There are many different companies that provide bottled water for purchase in the United States. But different regions seem to favor different companies. Arrowhead, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, Zephyrhill, and Deer Park are five of the most popular labels you’ll see when looking for Bottled water.
They all claim to be 100% natural water so there probably isn’t much of a difference. It’s still cool to see that where they’re sold entirely depends on the source of the water they bottle.
Now we’ve seen plenty of videos where Americans try to do world geography, but has anyone ever made a European name state? Finally, we get to see what happens when the shoe is on the other foot.
An American got their European girlfriend to try and name as many states as they could. There are lots of humorous comments on the blank map, but they did surprisingly well! Good on you, Girlfriend from Europe!
This map breaks up the different accents through these regions. From the Southern accent you’d find in the Bible Belt to the New England Western accent that you’d hear if you moved up north.
It’s interesting to see all of the different dialects, as this next map shows even more of them.
Not included in the other map is the Hoosier Apex dialect. What surprises people is that this specific region sounds almost like the people are from Alabam. Yet you’d be too far north for that.
It’s also only in the small sliver of both Illinois and Indiana. Quite a few states from Alabama.
Railroads started cropping up everywhere across the country as trains became the best method of creating trade routes and moving supplies from one side of the country to the next. But as better routes were created much older ones have since been shut down.
It’s surprising just how many old railroads are out of service today.