Skip navigation
No more
Know more

A crazy-looking map that always shows you where the nearest airport is

Jason Davies created the Voronoi diagrams above to show the airport that is nearest to every point on the surface of the earth. Only large airports with scheduled services are depicted here. The most remote airport in the world is Mataveri International Airport on Easter Island, in the southeastern Pacific.

Many thanks to Davies for the use of his images.

Max Ehrenfreund | April 11 at 3:30 pm
Know more: What is a Voronoi diagram?
No more
Know more
On a scale of 1 to San Francisco, how liberal is your city?
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
People are afraid to talk about government surveillance on Twitter
Max Ehrenfreund
ADVERTISEMENT
No more
Know more
Go ahead with that ice bucket, but these diseases are deadlier and poorly funded
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Not only is MSG delicious, it’s also probably safe
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Finitude is the human condition and our days on this earth are numbered, in one chart
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
This map of world food production is a slam-dunk argument for eating less meat
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Alexander Becker
No more
Know more
Why $100 is only worth $86.66 in New York
Max Ehrenfreund
No more
Know more
Russia strikes back with its own economic sanctions
Alexander Becker