Travel times to every spot on the globe

As a break from the tedium of the Angst-lican Communion, I have decreed this week to be a Festival of Infographics here at 7WD. The first one comes from Gizmodo.

Here’s the pithy description from Gizmodo:

This map by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre examines the travel times from any spot on the globe to the nearest city of 50,000 or more inhabitants by land or water. The surprise? As NewScientist observes, less than 10% of the world is more than two days away from a major city using ground-based travel. That stat only jumps to 20% when scaled to the Amazon, where river and expanding road networks have made even jungle terrain semi-assessable.

I think this is a nifty graphic and some interesting data.

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