Visited Countries

19 February 2015

World map with countries that I have visited highlighted
Plenty left still to explore.

Where I’ve Been maps were a great way of keeping track of visited countries, and when TripAdvisor sunset the site I was disappointed. Rather than relying on yet another third-party service to host my travel history I had a go at making my own map of where I’ve been.

I wanted my map to be fast, statically hosted on this site, and I wanted all graphics to be vector-based. I used the excellent (albeit Mercator) SVG map of the world from amCharts, which includes country paths with two-letter country code IDs that make styling using CSS really easy. With the help of CloudFlare’s gzip compression the high-definition map weighs less than 500KB.

Take a look at my map or grab the page source and make your own.