Sunday, 31 August 2008

Maps Ahoy

It's been a week of coming across lots of maps; not just the standard OS type, but using graphical displays of geospatial information.

First off we have the Olympic medal map which, when compared to GDP per capita, sadly gives a very strong relationship.

Another - very unscientific - correlation I spotted this week was between obesity levels and happiness. I saw the happiness map first (annoyingly I can now only find the article not the map) followed swiftly by the obesity map. Perhaps it's just me but at first glance could there be a link between being happy and being fat?

And wish I'd been passing Baltimore earlier this year to see this exhibition.

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