Change the world, one map at a time

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+Website

Mapping Worlds calls itself “a data visualisation and interface design company with a love for maps”. It is based in Amsterdam and works with organisations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to make data accessible to different audiences.

SHOW®/World is a Mapping Worlds initiative to provide efficient and comprehensive access to statistical data on world issues. You select a subject from the top menu and watch the countries on the map change their size. Instead of land mass, the size of each country represents the data for that subject – both its share of the total and absolute value.

The menu is divided into five categories: people, planet, business, politics and living, each with their own sub-menu, thus encompassing a range of global issues. Each map provides information on where the data has come from, as well as suggestions for further reading.

Whilst there are no specific lesson plans available, this is a great resource for secondary level to act as a research tool or a starter for lessons and discussions.


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