Twitter followers of world leaders mapped. Size of the circle represent how many followers each account listed.via www.worldgeoblog.com
US Typography Map.via Andrew Goldsmith
This map shows World Giving Index in 153 countries around the world. The World Giving Index allows us to establish a rounded view of charitable behaviour worldwide reflecting the fact that being charitable is about more than simply giving money.via chartsbin.com
(Click above link to see an interactive map)
After the 2010 Canterbury Earthquake, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch, New Zealand, the region has been hit by hundreds of aftershocks - many of them widely felt around Christchurch, and some of which have caused further damage.
The Christchurch Quake Map on this website aims to present a time-lapse visualisation of the earthquake and its aftershocks, primarily to help those outside the affected area understand what those of us in Canterbury are experiencing. It plots earthquake data from GeoNet on a map using the Google Maps API, with the size of the circle denoting the magnitude (the higher the magnitude, the larger the circle) and the colour showing the focal depth (see the legend below the map).
An interactive map (built in ArcGIS) showing damaged infrastructure in and around Christchurch, New Zealand, after Saturday’s magnitude-7.1 earthquake.
Anyone can start their own country! That doesn't mean that people will recognize it, but hey, they generally won't stop you from trying--as long as they don't see it as a threat. So if you'd like to do your own thing in your own country, here's how to establish a micronation.via www.flickr.com
The United States, visualized by distance to the nearest McDonald's, September 2010.via www.datapointed.net
Soon after taking office in December 2006, President Felipe Calderón launched a military offensive against Mexico's drug cartels. Between then and the end of July 2010, 28,353 people were killed in fighting between state forces and the traffickers, and in turf battles between rival criminal groupsvia www.guardian.co.uk
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An offshore oil platform owned by Mariner Energy, Inc. explodes about 100 miles off the Louisiana coast on September 2, 2010. The accident occurred about 200 miles west of the blown-out BP well that spewed millions of gallons of crude into the gulf. Thirteen men aboard the rig were accounted for and no deaths were reported.via news.yahoo.com