Monday, August 11, 2008

Death Maps

Here are some fascinating visual representations of human deaths, by type, in the world. The more there are, the bigger that particular part of the world is on the map.

There are 6 sets of maps in the National Geographic article, I chose only the first -- "often preventable" deaths to show. The top map is warped via the amount of this type of death in the populace ("often preventable" means treatable/preventable conditions), the bottom map is overall population ballooned in the same way.

Make sure to flip through the maps in the article, there are some interesting ones a few pages back.


[via Estu]


: JustaDog said...

I see a State-wide death area over Oregon - death of business.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is cool!
lol at justadog

Bpaul said...

I dig seeing two totally new folks posting comments. Welcome both of ya.