Check out this web site of world maps that are cartograms (density-equalising maps). The one on the right depicts the level of toy imports. There are ninety-two different maps covering population, imports, exports, tourism–you name it.
Thanks to Jon G for bringing this to my attention. Seeing these maps definitely alters how one looks at the world.
For those of you who missed a previous posting, these are the best charts I’ve ever seen.
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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Shift Your World View
I’m always struggling to shift my paradigm and un-blur my lens to see the world from a different point of view. Guy points to Worldmapper. This web site presents cartograms or density-equalized maps that are sure to make you think
This is great Guy – I can’t wait to use it with my classes!
I lost interest trying to figure out the colors and sizes of various areas. To me it was not intuitive… would be better if the maps had a clear legend/explanation.
This is great, these are so helpful in looking at the world in a bigger and broader way. Excellent resource for already collected research. Thanks!
They should add this chart type to Microsoft Excel, although they would have to include a complete list of countries.
Worldmapper – a new view of the world.
Thanks to Guy Kawasaki, Apple
Evangelist, for pointing me to Worldmapper.
Has some great maps as well.
Including the Population Map (really changed my perspective on things)
“What is up South”