Atlantic Ocean Floor Map. Groundbreaking map of the ocean floor created by technician Marie Tharp and Professor Bruce Heezen, image via The Earth Institute, Columbia University. Together, Marie and Bruce rewrote 20th century geophysics by creating the first systematic, comprehensive map of the entire ocean floor. This paved the way for general acceptance of the theories of continental drift and plate tectonics.
The Supercontinent Pangaea of the Triassic Period - A map of the Earth around 250 to 200 million years ago featuring Gondwanna, Laurasia and Pangaea the Supercontinent. Populated with Dinosaurs, Therapsids, Pterosaurs, and other prehistoric beasties.
Human technology presence over Africa at night. Global map showing major road and rail networks over land, along with transmission line and underwater cable data superimposed over satellite images of cities illuminated at night.