World data

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

Population Pyramids of the World 1950-2100

An interactive where you choose or cycle through the years and the pyramid will animate from one to the other,

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Are You Really Tall?

An graph where you can enter your birth date, country of birth and gender to compare your height with similar people. Am I really tall? According to this graph: yes.


Olympics 2016: Some key numbers

You can choose how to measure which country actual won the Olympics (and all the subsequent ranks) by number of competitors, medals, participation, efficiency and talent. The example here shows the number of gold medals each nation has won per 100 competitors they sent. By this count Tajikistan won.


Where our food crops come from

This website has three interactive elements tracing the origins of the food we eat. The first is map showing what areas of the world contributed to our modern diet. Apparently Australia’s only contribution was the macadamia nut

The second and third elements are interactive circular plots showing the connections between areas of the world in diet and production.


The best place to live and work

This website takes data that you enter about your current financial and home situation and then compares this with data from other cities around the world. It then presents you with the best rated cities. You can alter the weighting of the parameters to what is important to you. This is a screenshot of my top cities.

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Middle class income

The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest is an article on the New York Times website. What I found interesting was the interactive graph called American Incomes Are Losing Their Edge where you can click on various other countries and compare them to similar sections of the American population.

Who has the richest middle class? According to this article: Canada.

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Contraception and family planning around the world

An interactive webpage by The Guardian visualising contraception statistics for the world and by region and country, with some analysis.

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Estimate of World Sleeping Population

Shows by percentage how many people are asleep at the moment. It gives a graph of when people sleep, and supposes which famous people might be asleep right now. I haven’t included a picture from the site as it changes dynamically.


How Complex Are Corporate Structures

This uses data to visualise linkages between multinational companies. Using this screen as an example, it shows Goldman Sachs has way more dealings in the Cayman Islands than the United States. Obviously something dodgy going on there.

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