THE WORLD AS SHIPPING ROUTES

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THE WORLD AS SHIPPING ROUTES 

The shipping industry drives the global economy while greatly impacting the environment. Ship voyages transporting people, containers, bulk or energy are represented here.

To create this map, we collected the digital signals transmitted by ships during their voyage. Based on the signals from 100.000 commercial international ships, this map visualizes the directions of trade, marks the main ports, and outlines the continents.

The shipping industry contributes in a major way to the global economy by offering a less expensive way to transport people and goods. A price is paid by the environment from the industry’s air, water, sound, and oil pollution.

Print quality

The map is printed using museum-quality paper weighting 200g/m2 (200 gsm / 80 lb), using thick and long-lasting semi-glossy (silk) paper. The paper is FSC certified, which means that it is derived from a sustainably managed forest, and we use environmentally friendly ink. Prints are to a large extent locally printed, which saves transport emissions. 

Please note that the print does not come with a frame or a hanger, this needs to be ordered separately. 

Frames

A beautiful wooden frames with the following specifications:

- Lightweight 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8") thick frame

- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass.

- Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.

- For indoor use

Please note that the print are sold separately from the frame. 

Hangers

A wooden magnetic poster hanger. Each hanger includes four wooden sticks, two that clamp the top of your print and two that clamp the bottom and a premium leather cord that matches the hanger colour. Strong magnets securely grip your artwork, while easily you to change the art whenever is needed.

- Magnetic design holds your print without damaging it.

- Premium leather cord matches the hanger colour.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For prints that are 100x70 cm, then hanger which is 71 cm only fit to the Arctic Bathymetry map, since this is the only map with a vertical orientation. 

Please note that the prints are sold separately from the hanger. 

Free shipping

We offer free worldwide shipping. It will usually take 5-7 days for you to receive your products from us. After ordering, you will receive an order confirmation. Once the poster is printed and shipped  a notification of the track id of your shipment will be emailed to you. 

The map is shipped in sturdy packaging protecting the poster

 

We have used the following data sources for making these maps: 

Airports regions

Data source: https://openflights.org/data.html. The database has been compiled from data stored on OurAirports.com and the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF), curated by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). 

Airports

Data source: https://openflights.org/data.html. The database has been compiled from data stored on OurAirports.com and the Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF), curated by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Boarders

Data source: Flanders Marine Institute. www.marineregions.org 

Flight routes

Data source: Huang Z, Wu X, Garcia AJ, Fik TJ, Tatem AJ (2013) An Open-Access Modeled Passenger Flow Matrix for the Global Air Network in 2010. PLoS ONE 8(5):e64317. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064317 

Night lights

Data source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. National Centers for Environmental Information. https://ngdc.noaa.gov/eog/dmsp/downloadV4composites.html 

Power lines

Data source: Open Street Map. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:power%3Dline

Power plants

Data source: Data source: Global Energy Observatory, Google, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Enipedia, World Resources Institute. 2018. Global Power Plant Database. Published on Resource Watch and Google Earth Engine; http://resourcewatch.org/ https://earthengine.google.com/ 

Railways

Data source: Open street maps. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:railway 

Endagered species

Data source: Mapographics, IUCN.  

Rivers

Data source: Allen and Pavelsky (2018) Global Extent of Rivers and Streams. Science.https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aat0636 

Roads

Data source: Meijer, J.R., Huijbegts, M.A.J., Schotten, C.G.J. and Schipper, A.M. (2018): Global patterns of current and future road infrastructure. Environmental Research Letters, 13-064006. Data is available at www.globio.info 

Shipping

Data source: Benjamin Halpern, Melanie Frazier, John Potapenko, Kenneth Casey, Kellee Koenig, et al. 2015. Cumulative human impacts: raw stressor data (2008 and 2013). Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity. doi:10.5063/F1S180FS.

Human biomes

Data source: Ellis, E. C., K. Klein Goldewijk, S. Siebert, D. Lightman, and N. Ramankutty. 2010. Anthropogenic transformation of the biomes, 1700 to 2000. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19(5):589-606 

Arctic bathymetry

Data source: Mapographics, Becker, J. J., D. T. Sandwell, W. H. F. Smith, J. Braud, B. Binder, J. Depner, D. Fabre, J. Factor, S. Ingalls, S-H. Kim, R. Ladner, K. Marks, S. Nelson, A. Pharaoh, R. Trimmer, J. Von Rosenberg, G. Wallace, P. Weatherall., Global Bathymetry and Elevation Data at 30 Arc Seconds Resolution: SRTM30_PLUS, Marine Geodesy, 32:4, 355-371, 2009. Sandwell, D. T., and W. H. F. Smith, Global marine gravity from retracked Geosat and ERS-1 altimetry: Ridge Segmentation versus spreading rate, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B01411, doi:10.1029/2008JB006008, 2009." 

Intact nature

Data source: Tim Newbold; Lawrence N Hudson; Andrew P Arnell; Sara Contu et al. (2016). Dataset: Global map of the Biodiversity Intactness Index, from Newbold et al. (2016) Science. Natural History Museum Data Portal (data.nhm.ac.uk). https://doi.org/10.5519/0009936 

Contours

Data source: Nasa. Jet Propoulsion Laboratory. ASTER Global Digital Elevation Map.  

Forest cover

Data source: Hansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. Townshend. 2013. “High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change.” Science 342 (15 November): 850–53. 

Land cover

Data source:  Chen J., Ban Y., Li S. China: Open access to Earth land-cover map[J]. Nature, 2014, 514(7523): 434-434. DOI:10.1038/514434c.

Human density

Data source: WorldPop (www.worldpop.org - School of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Southampton; Department of Geography and Geosciences, University of Louisville; Departement de Geographie, Universite de Namur) and Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University (2018). Global High Resolution Population Denominators Project - Funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1134076). https://dx.doi.org/10.5258/SOTON/WP00647 

Human footprint

Data source: "Venter, O., E.W. Sanderson, A. Magrach, J.R. Allan, J. Beher, K.R. Jones, H.P. Possingham, W.F. Laurance, P. Wood, B.M. Fekete, M.A. Levy, J.E. Watson. 2016. ""Global Terrestrial Human Footprint Maps for 1993 and 2009."" Scientific Data 3: 160067. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2016.67. Accessed through Resource Watch, (date). www.resourcewatch.org."

 

 

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Shipping Lanes

Received the poster on time and love the way it looks! however, I got a discount from Instagram that I wasn't able to use. I got one that expired, then asked for another and wasn't able to use it either. Luckily there was a sale going on so I got a discount anyway, but it was a struggle to try and use the discount which was offered and was the main reason I went to buy the poster in the first place

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S.G.
The poster is as expected and very nice, shipping is an issue

We received the map with wrinkels and damages. After the second time they send the replacement with an hard cardboard tube instead of a soft carboard box. Now I have the card as expected.

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P.E.
Late deliver

Before buying, I asked specifically how long it was going to take, because the whole point was to give the present before Christmas.
They said 5 days, it took them 9, therefore they delivered the package when I was already gone for the holidays and I couldn't give it to the person in time. I can't comment on the map, because I haven't seen it yet.

Dear Pelayo,
We are terrible sorry for the delayed shipping. This all happened during December when several Covid-19 restriction hampered the logistics in several part in Europe. As a consequence, our typical estimated shipping time of 5-7 days was extended in some countries. This was especially unfortunate for you that bought one of our map as a Christmas present. While it may not compensate for the damage, we would like to offer you a 20% discount on any other map on our store, should you be interested in buying another one. Again we are very sorry about this, and we hope that at least the map was well received even if it arrived late. Thanks again for supporting us.

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j.M.i.
Todo perfecto y rápido

Muy recomendable, me llego el pedido en perfecto estado, muy buena calidad y el envío muy rápido y sin incidencias

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J
J.H.
Shipping Lanes

Received the poster on time and love the way it looks! however, I got a discount from Instagram that I wasn't able to use. I got one that expired, then asked for another and wasn't able to use it either. Luckily there was a sale going on so I got a discount anyway, but it was a struggle to try and use the discount which was offered and was the main reason I went to buy the poster in the first place

S
S.G.
The poster is as expected and very nice, shipping is an issue

We received the map with wrinkels and damages. After the second time they send the replacement with an hard cardboard tube instead of a soft carboard box. Now I have the card as expected.

P
P.E.
Late deliver

Before buying, I asked specifically how long it was going to take, because the whole point was to give the present before Christmas.
They said 5 days, it took them 9, therefore they delivered the package when I was already gone for the holidays and I couldn't give it to the person in time. I can't comment on the map, because I haven't seen it yet.

Dear Pelayo,
We are terrible sorry for the delayed shipping. This all happened during December when several Covid-19 restriction hampered the logistics in several part in Europe. As a consequence, our typical estimated shipping time of 5-7 days was extended in some countries. This was especially unfortunate for you that bought one of our map as a Christmas present. While it may not compensate for the damage, we would like to offer you a 20% discount on any other map on our store, should you be interested in buying another one. Again we are very sorry about this, and we hope that at least the map was well received even if it arrived late. Thanks again for supporting us.

j
j.M.i.
Todo perfecto y rápido

Muy recomendable, me llego el pedido en perfecto estado, muy buena calidad y el envío muy rápido y sin incidencias