Saturday, 17 February 2007 - The World as you've never seen it before!

If you have an interest in maps and what they show, then is the website for you! Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

Take a look at the 2 maps below.

This world map has been re-sized to show wealth (GDP) in 2002. As you can see the wealthiest nations are located towards the north of the map, whilst the poorest nations are towards the south.

The world map above shows 'death by drought'. Of all drought-related disasters between 1975 and 2000, 98% of deaths occurred in just three territories: Ethiopia, Sudan and Mozambique.
Please visit this excellent website an investigate the many different pieces of information that can be shown on a map, rather than just naming places!