Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Here are a few examples. There are loads more on the site.

[the world mapped according to population sizes]

[the world mapped according to refugee origins]

[the world mapped according to tourist destinations]


dcm said...

I'm very interested in some of the categories aimed for completion late 2006 e.g. destruction and depletion. The data sources are reputable; WHO, UN, UNDP, CIA, World Bank etc etc. I guess it's a struggle to obtain relevant information for industrializing economies, but nonetheless a great site thus far!

b said...

I think once they have a more comprehensive catalogue, these maps will become very popular in presentations on especially economics.

Anonymous said...

Greets to the webmaster of this wonderful site. Keep working. Thank you.