Monday, January 31, 2011

Africa in an Instant

Inspired by the Very Small Array map, the United States of Autocorrect, I set out to create a similar map for other locations in the world using Google Instant Search.

Naturally, I started with Africa.

After eliminating the insipid instant results, something even better began to materialize. The continent took shape as a collection of history, strife and misconception - but in words. The words appeared powerful and descriptive enough on their own that I decided to remove the borders. What resulted surprised me, a map I call Africa in an Instant.

Africa in an Instant

Click on the image above for the original large, high quality image.

Pretty cool!


  1. Thanks, Texasgeography

    This is one of my favorites!

  2. I really liked your map. Cool! I wonder how Europe or Asia would look?


  3. Thanks, Chris, I've been thinking about applying this to another continent or regions of the world.