Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Worldmapper, the world as you've never seen it is amazing! I learned about this site from an article by Peter Jasco in the May/June 2009 issue of Online Magazine. It's a fascinating map site. As the article says, the site offers topographic maps transformed into cartograms of density equalizing maps. In this type of map, the country is resized, while the shape is preserved to reflect the data. Researchers at the University of Sheffield and the University of Michigan came up with this fascinating concept. there are nearly 600 maps on the site and several are animated. Here are views of from the animated map internet users from this site. Look at the change for India, China and South America! (Try the animation on income for a really startling look at the world!)

Internet Users in 2000

Internet Users in 2007

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