Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Sochi Medal Map


The Ryerson University Library has created a Sochi Winter Olympics medal map. This Google Map includes a Winter Olympics medal table showing the countries presently leading the Olympics medal haul.

The map itself presents a slideshow of countries around the world. Once the map loads the map loads an information window over (seemingly random) countries, waits for a number of seconds, and then moves on to another country. The windows display the number of gold, silver and bronze medals won so far by the represented country, alongside information about the country's population and other interesting facts.

It would be nice to also have the option to turn off the slideshow element of the map and have the option to click on countries yourself and explore the medal haul of countries by choice.
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