New Scientist has posted a cool article about the wonderful world of warped cartography, courtesy of Worldmapper, based at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Created by Danny Dorling and Anna Barford, Worldmapper transforms traditional cartographic projections using unexpected statistical guidelines: the world according to machine exports, car imports, working tractors, dairy exports, aircraft departures, children in the workforce, population in 2300 AD—etc. etc.
Their goal is to release 365 different maps throughout the upcoming year.
Some particularly eye-popping examples appear here…
More—and more and more—of these maps can be found at Worldmapper.