In a referendum on 23 June, British voters will decide whether or not to leave the European Union, and Americans will decide in November between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Most maps are directional tools, but some are their own destination, like this fun narrative-driven map from the New Yorker.
Shakespeare never visited America, yet the map of the U.S. is dotted with references to his work.
Not every butcher's map has a Tenderloin District
Passport specifications are regulated by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the relative power of your country's passport says a lot about its standing in thew world.
Mass migration is nothing new; the ancestors of modern Europeans themselves came from the Middle East.
Fascinating global inequalities in population, wealth, and religious origin are captured succinctly in these six maps.
These maps show the best and worst qualities of all fifty states in the US, and all European countries.
The arrogance and ignorance of American presidential candidate Donald Trump come alive in these three maps, which continue cartography's wonderful history of satirical takedowns.
Take all the Christians out of the United States and these are the biggest religions for each state: a Buddhist West, a Muslim crescent across the South and Midwest, and a Jewish Northeast.
Celebrating Hispanic culture, the map-shaped fountain is one of Zaragoza's more curious attractions
World's biggest island? Up for discussion. The next 25? See this map.
Depending on where you do your shopping, it could be a sac, a pochon or even a nylon.
"2,653 miles" doesn't quite convey it; these maps do.
The Shipping Forecast is quite possibly the most British thing ever.
Based on World Bank data, Global Finance magazine recently subdivided the world into four income groups. And here are the maps that illustrate the point.
I for one welcome our new Pacific overlords
Three maps show how Greece is taking the brunt of Europe's refugee crisis
Turkish cardinal directions? I didn't even know they had cardinals in Turkey!
An early 'viral' phenomenon, the Jedi faith is fading fast