World Maps

This is an archive of the InfoVis using world maps and globes that I found on web and have featured in my blog.

Hours of daylight

World Population Density

An interactive map where you can select countries for further information presented in graphs.


Global Goods Trade

An animated map which shows the flow of goods trade. You can select individual countries to show only their trade.


World Population: Every Globe Has its Thorn

An interactive globe showing population distribution as spikes coming out of the globe.

world population

All the World’s Immigration Visualized in 1 Map

This animated map is zoomable, and individual countries can be selected to see migration to and from that country.


Ship Map

This site has an intro video outlining the importance of the world shipping. The interactive map is zoomable by geography and date, showing the shipping activity throughout the world.


Suicide death rate by country

A map with limited interactivity showing suicide rates in four categories ranging from low to high, plus a table with the data.


Projecting Land

An animated interactive where you can choose various projections of the world map and alter the parameter for some very interesting shapes.


World Happiness vs World Income

This interactive allows you to swap between a world map of happiness and a world map of income. There is somewhat of a correlation between the two. Although Latin American seems happier with less money, and Eastern Europe seems less happy with more.

World Happiness vs World Income

Make your own custom map

Choose your map – 2 versions of the world, 4 regions, 7 countries to choose from. Then colour it up as you like. Here is a map of Europe that I did.

Map of Europe

World Map of Political Regimes 1816-2011

This interactive traces global changes in political regimes from 1816 to 2011. You can hit play to step through the years, or use the slider to go to a particular year.

I do question some of the assignations in this map. For example, New Zealand was a “full democracy” decades before the rest of the world (except Switzerland). Whereas France is not a “full democracy” today.

World Regimes

World Population Interactive

An interactive website that shows the growth of world population through the ages on a map. It also has key milestones in history


Visualising Seasonal Wind Predictions

An interactive world map which shows the predictions of winds and locations of wind farms.


Bike Heat Map

This interactive website shows bike (and running) journeys throughout the world on a map. You can alter a few parameters on the map such as colour and opacity. The example I have shown is  my home town in Australia.



An attempt to visualise every battle in history.

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Earth: a global map of wind, weather and ocean conditions

Shows real-time animated data of the wind etc.

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Coming Together

An interactive visualisation of the metros areas throughout the world of over 1 millions people since 1950.

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