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Baseline map for international comparisons

The next time you see a nice color-coded GIS map of a statistic, you should think twice about the way the data are being presented. Countries’ size on the map is determined by their land mass, not their population. Though the shapes are familiar, any geographic projection subtly adds influence to some countries and steals … Continue reading

Worldmapper

This is another great site for cartograms. The Worldmapper site has a wealth of world cartograms based on country statistics. For those of you that don’t remember, a cartogram begins with a base map, e.g., the Mercator projection of the earth. The cartogram distorts the map such that country boundaries remain contiguous, but the area … Continue reading

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