About the Maps
Land Area Map
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, using equal area cartograms where territories are re-sized on each map according to a particular variable.
In the map on the left the territories are proportional to their land area. In the one on the right the territories are in proportion to their population. The largest is China, bright green. The next largest is India, orange. Are you surprised by the relative sizes of Japan, purple, or of North America or Africa?
In 2009 we added a series of maps of the world’s population using a gridded cartogram approach: Worldmapper Population Atlas.
Here are some examples:
Discover more in: http://www.worldmapper.org/thumbnails/mapindex1-12.html