Thursday, January 7, 2016

How much faster you could travel today compared to 1914

A couple of months ago, Intelligent Life magazine published a great isochronic map from 1914 showing how much time (in days) it used to take to travel to anywhere in the planet if you departed from London.

The team at Rome2rio have recently updated the map to 2016, which does a great job in showing how the world has gotten incredibly "smaller", though I would rather say "faster". I haven't found any information on which datasets they have used to do this though.