In 2010 a man was rescued while attempting to sail around the United Kingdom. Using only a road map for navigation the ‘sailor’ had been keeping the coast to his right and in error ended up sailing in circles around the Isle of Sheppey until he ran out fuel.
“This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish”, by Andy Kiersz and Ivan De Luce, Business Insider (1/18/20)
In 1968 a Syrian Air Force MiG accidentally landed in Israel. The pilot had been navigating with a map published in the 1940s.
The soviet military mapped the entire world with an extreme accuracy. They created more than 1 million maps and some are still used today. It remains one of the most ambitious cartography project till today.
There is a website that allows you to choose any location in the world and then shows you how much damage would be caused if a nuclear bomb were dropped on that location.