Unlike the post-apocalyptic scenario in infamous Waterworld, what would a world without oceans look like? An oceanless world, so to say, but not like one of the supercontinents that we already had. Instead, more like our today’s continents in the shape of the living space of humankind. In the digital era of cartography, this kind of map is just a few clicks (and much processing time) away, and results in this map curiosity: The World as an oceanless population planet:
The map has been created as a little odd piece of map art to tease my talk at the DGfK‘s (German Cartographic Society) colloquium at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe today (update: a German summary can be found here).
As it was all about visualisation (and maps, of course), I used the Prezi presentation tool to visualise this talk. Here it is:
You can either follow the “path” that I used in my talk by clicking the arrows, or you can freely zoom and pan around.
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