We produce data all the time, everywhere we go, and this process implies something about how we live. Jer Thorp explains in this short explainer video animated by Erica Gorochow.
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Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.
It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.