The Atlas of the Real World is a collection of cartograms, maps re-sized in accordance to the concentration of occurrences rather than by the physical size of the land mass. These cartograms are interesting because they offer a new and at times more accurate perspective of how the world is interrelated. Para example, take a look at this 2008 election map re-imagined in proportion to the number of electoral votes they received:

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NPR: Maps Give Glimpse Of How The World Really Looks