In re: Interesting map…

A post on strange maps has an interesting map that replaces US states with countries that have a similar GDP, so for example California is labeled France, Ohio as Australia, New York as Brazil.  (Some of the comments, which are numerous, point out that the author is possibly way off on some of these so take it with a grain of salt, Ohio might be more like Belgium according to one)  Either way  I’ve always been interested at how the portrayal of information can have a huge effect on how we understand things (for example understanding huge numbers is impossible and changing them to other representative scales we understand can help.)  see Strange Maps


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