mapping it out

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of maps (and charts and graphs).  So when I found Worldmapper, I pretty much thought it was the cat’s meow.  As stated on their website, “Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, using equal area cartograms where territories are re-sized on each map according to a particular variable.”  Just about any variable you could think to ask: import exports, gender, literacy, disaster, communication, religion — you name it, they have a map for it.  I have no idea why I enjoy statistical information gathered and then presented in a colorful manner, but I do.  And they have several animated maps as well – even better.

And speaking of maps.  I would love to hang this one all a wall somewhere.  The colors are quite pleasing and the size/scale just perfect.  See more here.

I would also love to have a series of these maps as well.  (There’s much more to be discovered over there too!)

It would be easy to put this map many places: dining room, child’s room, my pretend studio.

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