With his usual cleverness, Christoph Niemann illustrates the everyday as Google maps. My favorite is the omelet highway. Oh what a twisty and confusing highway this GPS-less life is.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.
These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.