Wednesday August 24, 2016

The Economist takes a look on the best and worst cities in the world with this map feature.

Deciding which cities in the world are the most liveable is difficult because it is just so subjective. Living in a megacity like Tokyo might be too much for some people, while the slower paced lifestyle of Cleveland may not be exciting enough for others.

The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) attempts instead to quantify the the most liveable cities, that is, which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions.

The Liveability Index, measured out of 100, considers 30 factors related to safety, health care, educational resources, infrastructure and the environment to calculate scores for 140 cities.

(Source: The Economist)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Aug 24, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday August 23, 2016

Views of the world (Benjamin Hennig) has produced these maps, explaining the Summer Olympics.

1. Rio 2016: participants and all-time

2. Rio 2016: medals vs. athletes

3. Olympic World(s), 1896-2012

4. Rio 2016: Olympic medal maps

(Source: Benjamin Hennig)

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Monday August 22, 2016

When it comes to the Middle East, it can be for sure that our current maps do not reflect reality.

Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and the current Syrian War, the borders have certainly changed and will keep changing, at least until the war ends.

Strange Maps published this map feature, taking a look at the current state of the Middle East.

(Source: Strange Maps)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Aug 22, 2016  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share