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October 19, 2009


Worldmapper is a collection of nearly 700 world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. The maps and data files cover 200 territories, mainly United Nation Member States plus a few others to include at least 99.95% of the world's population.

This map shows where people watch the most films (not including short films) at commercial screenings. Of the 7.6 billion films watched at cinemas, almost 3 billion viewings were recorded in one year in India.

The colours used on the maps group the territories into 12 geographical regions, and allow for an easier visual comparison between the maps than would otherwise be possible. The shading of each territory within a region is consistent throughout all of the maps.

You can view a labelled territory map with the territories labelled, and also a labelled regions map.

Here are cartograms for books borrowed

and books published

via Images of the social and economic world by Mark Newman

Posted by verdiyan at October 19, 2009 11:00 AM


What an excellent and exciting resource. Thanks for sharing it

Posted by: rqueen at October 21, 2009 02:38 PM

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