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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Interactive Mapping

I recently came across these two informational graphs, and thought they made an interesting contrast in visual depiction / stylistic approach.

The first map shows the growth of American Walmart locations from 1964 through 2007 — the growth of business is impressive in its expanse, but rather creepy in its virus-like visual depiction.

The second map depicts current global carbon emissions by country — the graphics are quite bright, vibrant and fun, which seems to be in direct contrast to the environmental effects that the graph represents.

  • Growth of Walmart Across America

  • Climate Change: The Carbon Atlas
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