Sunday, July 6, 2008

The World as you've never seen it before...

The world as we know it:

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

This map shows the world's population at Year 1 CE

This map shows Oil depletion.

It is incredible how such a visualization helps one cope with the comprehension of information. Ie. the above oil map pretty clearly shows which country has consumed the greatest amount of oil...

The following topical quote is included: "My father rode a camel. I drive a car. My son flies a jet-plane. His son will ride a camel." - Saudi Arabian saying

Click either of the maps to check it out.