Density-equalising maps
March 24, 2006 9:30 AM   Subscribe

Worldmapper, because you can never have too many cartograms.
posted by signal (13 comments total)

 
This is excellent. I always wondered about this kind of stuff. I actually like how clearly bloated the Asian region will be if you look at the cartogram for population in 2300.
posted by adnanbwp at 9:44 AM on March 24, 2006


Interesting how Europe stacks up vs. North America for tourism. "Net intourism" and "net outtourism" are both highest in Europe; US looks pretty scrawny in those categories. We're a bunch of homebodies, really.
posted by beagle at 9:56 AM on March 24, 2006


I knew this guy in New Mexico (Hey Jeb), who had never gone any where but Las Cruces, NM / Albuqurque, NM/ El Paso, TX. Americans do tend to be homebodies.

On an irreleveant note: I have driven from coast to coast in two different trips. I rule !!!
posted by adnanbwp at 10:01 AM on March 24, 2006


So I don't see how the "net in-" and "outtourism" say that Americans travel less than Europeans on the whole. We can just go further without leaving the country.
posted by chasing at 10:11 AM on March 24, 2006


I actually like how clearly bloated the Asian region will be if you look at the cartogram for population in 2300.

Huh? The Asian region is "bloated" throughout; if anything, it's less bloated on that map because of projected population decreases. It's Africa that suddenly expands.
posted by languagehat at 10:13 AM on March 24, 2006


Love it!

You know, some of those maps look somewhat lewd!
posted by Pollomacho at 10:19 AM on March 24, 2006


See also Worldprocessor (mentioned here). Nifty stuff.
posted by Gator at 10:22 AM on March 24, 2006


Every other year, somebody publishes a book called the State of the World Atlas. Cartograms on every page, man! It's truly a book of geo-policy-statistic porn. Love it.
posted by zpousman at 11:21 AM on March 24, 2006


Gosh I love maps. Thanks for the excellent post. My favorites are the alcohol and tobacco imports/exports -- I like to know where my vices have been.
posted by jrb223 at 11:24 AM on March 24, 2006


jrb223: You're most welcome. I love maps as well, especially non-obvious ones like these.
posted by signal at 1:56 PM on March 24, 2006


never gone any where but Las Cruces, NM / Albuqurque, NM/ El Paso, TX

But the same trip in Europe would cross 17 countries.

I actually like how clearly bloated the Asian region will be

They're sending people back in time to Year 1.

But lordy is that a crappy interface. The front page should have a topical index: population maps, trade maps, etc.
posted by dhartung at 4:51 PM on March 24, 2006


Did I miss the key, or is it not there?
posted by rollbiz at 11:33 PM on March 24, 2006


Did I miss the key, or is it not there?

There is no key that I can find. For example, the way the shapes are deformed, it's a bit difficult to figure out who it is that are accepting all those refugees [in Europe, is that Poland or Germany? And Brazil is a refugee haven? I would never have guessed.]

But the same trip in Europe would cross 17 countries.

You're not serious are you? 17 countries in 250 or so miles? Not hardly. Maybe 4 or 5 in some parts, but Europe ain't that small and crowded.
posted by moonbiter at 10:02 AM on March 25, 2006


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