The Telegraph published a series of 18 maps of the world that reshape each country according to different variables. The map above represents "Housing prices -- The size of each territory shows the total value of all housing, adjusted for local purchasing power." Check out Japan!
The maps drew attention in some unusual places -- here's Andrew Sullivan's blog discussing these maps. Isn't it fun to see mapping technology and data visualization techniques becoming mainstream public discourse?
There are more maps at StrangeMaps.com -- another one of the blogs referenced on the left-hand side of this blog. If you run across an interesting map, or use one in your work, please share it with me.
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