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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: