Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Maps of the Week

The 3d Tube Map is a real-time map of the London Underground in glorious 3d.

The map shows the live position of trains on all the London Underground lines. Portraying the lines in 3d enables the viewer to visualise the depth of the individual lines and stations on the network. Each of the lines can be highlighted on the map via the buttons in the map menu.

The Pulitzer Centre has released a map looking at road death tolls in countries across the world. The Roads Kill Map shows the levels of road deaths in nearly every country.

According to the World Health Organisation by 2030 road deaths are set to become the fifth leading cause of death in the developed world. The map highlights some interesting differences in road safety between countries. For example, the USA appears to have a very low level of road safety compared to other wealthy nations.

The Global Peace Index from Vision of Humanity is map visualising the levels of peacefulness in 162 countries.

The index measures internal and external levels of peace based on 22 indicators. The map includes a time-line that allows you to view global peace levels by year for the last five years.
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