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

26 April 2012
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1 minutes


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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Rob Alderson

Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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