Next time you’re feeling like your life is crap

31 01 2007

…have a look at these maps from the Worldmapper project, which aims “to produce 365 new world maps that revealed social and economic disparities with the help of a special algorithm that re-sizes countries in proportion to the value being mapped”.

So here’s one with countries re-sized by wealth:

And here’s one re-sized by infant mortality rates:

Perspective giving.

via New Scientist.

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31 01 2007
Nabla

Hmmm…It seems that South America is fairly consistent between the two. I’m going to take that as a positive sign.A question to ponder – unless penguins count, why does Antarctica change?”Whoa, there! EZEBU!””Good dog”‘WOOF!’

31 01 2007
Sherd

Yeah, I noticed that too. Nice choice there. I’m guessing there is a default size, and because Antarctica would have wealth but presumably not a lot of infant mortality, one is the default and the other isn’t.

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