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Map of the Day: FedEx Cartograms

by Bill Hayes

FedEx has a series of interactive cartograms on many topics—population trends, energy use and production, social media, access to information, education and innovation, and many more. Within each topic are subtopics.

First, the cartograms must load while you watch a spinning globe with statistics flashed on the screen. Then come the cartograms. You can click on individual countries to get specific statistics.

(A cartogram is a map that is drawn according to a factor other than land area. For example, in a cartogram of population, the country with the largest size would that with the largest population.)