Watching Cities Grow

September 11, 2012

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Beginning in 1800, this animated map features the growth and dissemination of populations throughout the United States.

The Rise And Fall Of The Ottoman Empire

September 10, 2012

Rise And Fall Of The Ottoman Empire Animation GIF

A fascinating GIF that tracks the geographical rise and fall of the Ottoman Empire over 600 years.

Mapping Global Life Expectancies

September 2, 2012

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That ugly orange color seems devastatingly centralized. Add to it these alarming statistics from the World Health Organization and you’ll see that this is a problem we should not in good conscience ignore.

The Explosive Growth Of Walmart In America

August 29, 2012

Growth of Walmart in America GIF

Started by Sam Walton in 1962 in Rogers, Arkansas, Walmart now has over 8,500 stores in 15 countries. In the GIF animation above, one can see how the store opened in 1962 has exploded to 3,898 Walmarts in America as of May 2012. Animation by Excel Hero, using Excel formulas.

The True Size Of Africa

August 28, 2012

An amazing map revealing the true size of Africa:

The True Size Of Africa Map

While Africa unfortunately tends to take up little space in our consciousness and subsequent policies, the geographical truth of the continent is much more vast.

Mapping China’s Global Investments

August 25, 2012

Mapping Chinas Global Investments

Over $500 billion in worldwide investment by China tracked and mapped by the Heritage Foundation.