Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Deforestation Leads to Slavery


Maps can be very powerful tools in data visualization. Especially when you want to show a correlation between two different data-sets. This is true of this map of Forced Labor in Amazonia.

The visualization overlays data relating to the location of rescued slaves and deforestation in the Amazon on a map of Brazil. The correlation between locations where those in forced labor have been rescued and areas suffering from deforestation appears to be very clear on the map.

The map very powerfully reinforces the relationship between the devastation of the rain forest in Brazil and social degradation from forced labor.
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