Friday, June 13, 2014

Germany and Brazil Score More Goals


The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has created a neat mapped visualization of every goal scored in every World Cup since 1930. The Every World Cup Goal map reveals that in modern times Brazil and Germany have consistently been the most prolific goalscorers in World Cup tournaments.

The map includes a timeline which allows you to select a World Cup year and then view the number of goals scored by each participating country. The map view displays the number of goals scored by each country during the selected World Cup. Beneath the map you can view the number of goals scored by each country for every World Cup.

The map uses divIcon to create the scaled and numbered map markers. Markers created with divIcon don't use a static image and can be styled using CSS. This allows ABC to dynamically create the scaled numbered markers based on the selected World Cup year.
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