Data porn for the inner nerd in all of us

Yesterday I stumbled across this Washington Post blog using data and maps to explain the world.

After going through all 40 maps I have concluded that my home and native land of Canada is the best.  (Obviously).

From a data perspective, not all maps are equally interesting.  The most interesting pieces, tend to have the most subjective insights such as the best and worse places to be born, where the detailed explanation still leaves a lot of questions to be answered.

All and all an interesting light read though I would have loved if the post took it one step further and made the maps interactive over time.  At least a few of the charts have the data to support that and it would be very interesting to visually watch history evolve on a map.

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