01 November 2007

death maps

There are some utterly fascinating maps on National Geographic's website depicting the various mortality causes around the world and their disproportionality to population numbers. The information is really fascinating, but even more I was enthralled by the graphics. Whoever did these is a very effective visual communicator.

Here's just one example. The top shows deaths related to war combat and landmines and the bottom compares it to world population:

2 comments:

Laurie said...

these are incredible. look how central america swells on the murder rate map.

martha said...

i was amazed by the suicide map! they need more social workers in asia. seriously.