Category: Map of the Week

Losing Their Best and Brightest

Which countries are losing their highly educated? Commonly referred to as a “brain drain,” there is a global worry that countries which lose their highly educated also suffer in their development (OECD). This human capital issue can then be potentially...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector

In October 2016, new data revealed that global Carbon Dioxide concentration had passed 400 parts per million in the atmosphere for the first time. This number is troubling, and has plagued the minds of environmental scientists, climate activists, and governments alike....

Carnaval Around the Globe

On February 18th, festivities in Brazil began as parades and revelry filled the streets all over the country. Not the only nation to anticipate Lent with such rejoicing, this map attempts to chronicle some of the other nations with a...

The World’s Love of Chocolate

Originating in the Americas, cocoa production and consumption has spread into a global phenomenon. One of the most treasured treats around the world, cocoa and its derived products are always in demand. This map looks at data from the International...

The City That Never Sleeps

New York City has long been known as “The City That Never Sleeps.” Like a true global metropolis, New York is in constant movement, and the streams of people brushing by on the sidewalks, packing into subways, and filling office and...

Counties Voting Against the ACA

Voting Against Affordable Care

On January 20th, one of the most divisive presidential elections in U.S. History ended with President Donald J. Trump’s hand on a Bible. A key policy-based facet of the President’s rhetoric was his promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare....

Women’s March for Equality

This Friday – January 21, 2017 – women will march through Washington, DC with the goal of demonstrating support for the rights, safety, health, and families of those whom feel attacked by the recent election, per their website. This includes,...