Orbital View: All the Ships at Sea

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Just because it's interesting and beautiful, take a look at this visualization of shipping traffic around the world. It’s a promotional video for a commercial tracking service called FleetMon, but nonetheless worth checking out.

Thanks to reader AB for the tip.

(See all Orbital Views here)