Posts Tagged ‘maps’

I did one of these about half way through ’57 minus…’, and since I’ve got a shed load of stuff to do today, time for another one.

worldmappers.org

If you’ve not come across the place before, well,

 

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps called cartograms, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

 
Here are some…

Let’s start with us. All of us. No, I mean, it: ALL off us.

Global population

Now, religion, that’s an entirely non-controversial thing, eh? How about the global distribution of the Abrahamic Religions?

Global Jewish Population Distribution

Global Christian Population Distribution

Global Mulsim Population Distribution

I’m a sucker for babies. Global distribution of ages 0-4 years old.

But since I’m closer to the other end of life, here’s the global distribution of 100 year olds

And once that matters to me adult literacy

Here’s one that continues to fascinate me: Global distribution of Nobel Prizes

And finally, here’s the 2019 General election, seen very different ways…

worldmappers.org – Aren’t maps fun?

And just as a reward for those of you who have read this far and who either live in London or have a vague interest in it… ever wondered where the tube stations names come from? Not what they’re named after, but the etymology of the names?

Well, Mark Forsyth had you in mind when he created this… (Click on the image for the full map… it’s a bit of well designed, well executed fun…)

See you tomorrow, with… the usual Thursday something else.

 

 

Fifty-seven more days. Fifty-seven more posts. One fifty-seventh birthday just had.


I’m trying something new with this run. I’ve signed up to ko-fi.com, so if you fancy throwing me a couple of dollars every so often, to keep me in a caffeine-fuelled typing mood, feel free. I’m on https://ko-fi.com/budgiehypoth

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting up from my fifty-seventh birthday on 17th August 2021. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here. (And you can see the posts in the run counting down to the birthday here.)

It’s been a weird few days, and my foot is killing me, so after more than a month of daily posts, I’m invoking Blogger’s Prerogative and doing an easy one today, just images from an old favourite…

worldmappers.org

If you’ve not come across the place before, well,

 

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps called cartograms, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

 
Here are some odd ones…

Let’s start with home. My home, that is; the United Kingdom. For better or worse, it’s where I live. And it’s where a lot of people live. And where a lot of people live, who used to live somewhere else. And where a lot of people used to live who now live somewhere else.

Migration to the UK 1990 to 2017. (Hello! Welcome!, Grab a chair, I’ll make a cuppa…)

Migration from the UK 1990 to 2017 (We’re sorry, world, honest!)

And one more before we leave old Blighty: [gridded] population distribution.

Going global, here’s the estimated World Population, as of 2020:

One very much for me now. Coffee production, as of 2014. (They don’t show by brand but I’m pretty sure Sumatra is in there somewhere)

Do you enjoy eating plums? Well, here’s plum production (territory in proportion to the plums harvested) as of 2016.

Oh, you prefer Pineapples? Also, as of 2016.

Oh, you don’t like either? Well, you’re not getting away scot free either. Consume anything? Well, here’s an Ecological Footprint of Consumption 2019

Oh, you’d prefer per capita? Coming right up

I quite like this one. Land surface resized by its population overlaid with data about biodiversity hotspot regions.

Earthquakes, 2001 to 2017

Earthquake risk, overlaying population.

The US Presidential election 2020. You remember that, yeah? Well, I’ve seen lots of different visualisations of the results, but I’d never seen one quite like this. I feel like it’s obligatory to cry “Look what four years of the orange poltroon did to you, America!”

Here’s a less odd, but equally fascinating, one: the growth of covid through 2020:

worldmappers.org – Aren’t maps fun?

See you tomorrow, with… the usual Tuesday something else.

 

Fifty-seven days. Fifty-seven posts. One fifty-seventh birthday.


I’m trying something new with this run. I’ve signed up to ko-fi.com, so if you fancy throwing me a couple of dollars every so often, to keep me in a caffeine-fuelled typing mood, feel free. I’m on https://ko-fi.com/budgiehypoth

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting down to my fifty-seventh birthday on 17th August 2021. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here.

55 plus 16: Aren’t maps [still] fun?

Posted: 2 September 2019 in 55 minus
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It’s been a weird week, and it’s going to be an even weirder one this week, so before the shit hits the fan, some lighter stuff today.

(Hoping for the usual Tuesday post tomorrow, before – if things go as everyone expects tomorrow in Parliament – something much more serious on Wednesday. And, hopefully, I’ll be able to complete a long-delayed post on Thursday.)


 
A while back, I asked ‘Aren’t Maps fun? And showed some maps from worldmapper.org

Time to show some more.

If you’ve not come across the place before, well, 

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps called cartograms, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

Here are ten more of the, to me, odder or ‘huh’-provoking ones…

Let’s start with one in which I’m very much included…

UK Population – Gridded (an equal-population projection where each area is proportional to the number of people living there.

 
And now some where I’m probably not…
 
 
Olympic Gold Medals 2018

 
 
BSE cases 1987-2016

 
 
Death Penalty Executions 2016

 
 
Illiterate Young Women

 
 
McDonald’s Restaurants

 
 
Nobel Prize Literature 1901-2018

 
 
Volcanic Eruptions 2000-2017

 
 
Alcohol Consumption

 
 
International Tourist Arrivals 2015

 
 
worldmapper.org – Aren’t maps [still] fun?

See you tomorrow, with something else.