Monday, November 28, 2016

How the World is Connected

The countries of the world are connected in many ways. There are the transportation links that allow us to travel from one country to another. There are the global communication networks which allow us to speak with people on the other side of the world. There are also transnational pipelines and electricity grids which allow countries to import and export power.

Exploring the World of Connectivity shows some of the massive infrastructure networks that make possible global communication, travel and energy exchange. The infrastructure networks displayed on the map are based on those outlined in Parag Khanna’s book 'Connectography - Mapping the Future of Global Civilization'.

The mapped networks are categorized into the three main areas of transportation, energy and communication. These different categories can be isolated on the map by using the filters in the map sidebar. Each of the three categories are subdivided into individual infrastructure networks which can also be selected using the filters in the map sidebar.

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