Visual explanations: US states GDP map


by Map on October 15th, 2008 (Permalink)

I was searching for some stats on the world’s GDP and came across this amazing map: US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs. Wow. The only problem with this map is when staring at it in a fully mesmerized state of mind :-) I tend to attribute the size of country’s GDP to the size of the corresponding state, which is not correct, of course. Other than that, it’s a wonderful little example of information visualization.


One Response to “Visual explanations: US states GDP map”

  1. Ulf Says:

    That’s an interesting site, full of less than useful, but nonetheless interesting maps; I particularly liked The World As Seen From France. I also learned that China and Russia border more countries than anyone else: 14 each.

    Here’s an interesting article on the history of information visualization, containing some neat old charts, including Napoleon’s retreat from Russia: http://www.economist.com/world/europe/PrinterFriendly.cfm?story_id=10278643

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