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03 dec 2015
This map shows a century of transportation progress.
By Far the Best Map You Will See Today
By Marian L. Tupy

The Telegraph has just published a fascinating map, showing how long it took to get from London to anywhere else in the world in 1914.

Created by John George Bartholomew, a British royal cartographer who worked for King George V… the colorful grid is sectioned by isochrones – lines that connect all the points on the map that are accessible within the same amount of time from London.
As you can see, to get from London to, for example, Sydney took between 35 and 40 days.

Today it takes 23 hours.


(Click for larger version).  

Marian L. Tupy is a senior policy analyst at the Cato Institute and editor of HumanProgress.org.

Topics Adoption of Technology/Doing Business/Transportation & Infrastructure/Air Transport/Miles Traveled
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