This is too good not to watch. It’s a 1961 documentary on cartography and geography from the United States Air Force. Watch in all its vintage glory below.(You might want to turn down the volume during the first half minute.)
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Many charts don’t tell the truth. This is a simple guide to spotting them.
Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.