Jaw-dropping video showing the world's roads, flight paths and shipping routes

Posted by Rob Alderson,

Sometimes it’s very easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and when that happens a bit of perspective is needed – and all the better if that perspective looks as good as this. This video by Globaïa for the environmental Anthropocene project shows every road, flight path and shipping route in the world and as you might expect it’s utterly awesome. Not only is it a gobsmacking bit of infographics, it’s also a reminder of the physical ways in which us humans negotiate the time and space that separate us via the arteries that make the world manageable.

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Posted by Rob Alderson

Editor-in-Chief Rob oversees editorial across all three It’s Nice That platforms; online, print and events. He has a background in newspaper journalism and a particular interest in art, advertising and photography. He is the main host of the Studio Audience podcast.