Worldmapper

A cartogram of global internet use


Most maps are built around representations of geographical land mass. Worldmapper show us something different. This collaborative team of cartographers from the University of Sheffield and the University of Michigan is exploring the uneven effects of globalization. Rather than depict how much land a given territory occupies, each map shows how a social or economic activity—from emigration to cell phone use—is distributed across the globe.
Worldmapper, cartogram, algorithm