Today I explored the number of striking visual maps TeleGeography has produced, mapping the worlds land and undersea telecommunication lines. The interactive undersea cable map is one of the fascinating maps, highlighting the logical routes of the world’s undersea cables.
Setting dates for when the cables were laid, you can see how little undersea traffic there was in 1999.
I also found the maps useful for learning more geography. The Svalbard Undersea Cable System connects Norway with its archipelago in the north. Who knew there was more Norway in the north?
I think my most favorite map I would like to personally get is the 16th century retro map showing these same cables with little fun factual quotes scattered around the map.
This will have to be the one for my study wall.