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Worldmapper is a fascinating collection of world maps, or cartograms, re-sizing territories on each map according to specific variables. Large amounts of statistical data are thus visualized into different 'world views'. The collection is not complete yet but will eventually contain 366 maps on all kinds of subjects.

GDP Wealth - Worldmapper
Map of wealth (GDP 2002).
Ecological Footprint - Worldmapper
Map of ecological footprint.

Update: Another great data visualization tool is Gapminder, which uses animated timelines to make statistics come 'alive'. (Via Jeroen.)


human footprint map

As a follow-up to my earlier Human Footprint post , here's an illustrative world map. The resolution is poor, but the Netherlands look reddish if not purple... The Human Footprint is a quantative analysis of human influence on t… Read the full post »

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