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Three recent articles about Worldmapper available to view
28th September 2006
There are three recent additions to our articles page; we have been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Esquire, and Tiede (in Finnish). All three articles are available as PDF files.


Worldmapper Map used in 'Brits Abroad' report
11th December 2006

Brits Abroad Map

A Worldmapper map, depicting the number of Brits living abroad, has appeared in the new IPPR report 'Brits Abroad'. The report has also been featured on a BBC website, where an animation has been used to allow the reader to watch a 'normal' map morph into a Worldmapper map at the click of a button. See links below:


Worldmapper maps used on an online Advent Calendar
1st December 2006


Worldmapper maps are used on an online Advent Calendar. The calendar is available in German, French or English. The calendar is made by a group known as "Gammarus Environmental Communication", who have developed this project in collaboration with many partners, especially:
öbu - Swiss Association for Environmentally Sound Management
and B.A.U.M. e.V., the German Environmental Management Association


A-Z Map Index added
28th November 2006
An alphabetical list of map subjects is now available from the top menu of Worldmapper. This might help you with finding a map on a particular subject. The search facility at the top of the page has also been improved to make finding the map you want to see easier.


Commissioned Ecological Footprint map used in WWF 'The Living Planet' Report
25th October 2006

WWF, the global conservation organization, have published The Living Planet Report 2006, which contains a specially commissioned Worldmapper map depicting ecological footprint data (on page 16 of the report).

See links below for more information and the report:


Worldmapper maps in 'Boundaries' exhibition at art gallery in Sardinia
20th October 2006

The Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro (a contemporary art gallery in Sardinia, Italy) have included 5 large Worldmapper maps in their current exhibition about Boundaries. 

There is also a video of over 30 other maps, to give people an idea of the other maps that are available. 

The museum kindly invited Anna to the opening of the exhibition, on Friday 13th October. 

The photographs on the left, taken by Luke Glynn, are from that visit.  The map of gross toy imports was chosen to advertise the exhibition in posters and brochures that were visible all around the town of Nuoro. We are pleased that our work has artistic as well as scientific appeal!

Further Information:

Exhibition name: CONFINI - BOUNDARIES
Dates of exhibition: 13.10.2006 - 07.01.2007
Location: MAN_Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, via Satta 27, 08100 Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.
Opening hours: 10.00-13.00 and 16.30-20.30 Tuesday to Sunday.  Closed on Mondays.
Website: http://www.museoman.it

View the photos by clicking the buttons below:

Maps 183-194 added
5th September 2006
Maps 183-194 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Housing'. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Worldmapper team produce new map to help inform International Monetary Fund (IMF) debate
1st September 2006
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) have asked us to produce a map showing the total number of votes each territory gets, determining the influence they have in the running of the IMF. It is hoped the map, together with other cartogram such as the one based on population, will help inform the debate. The debate has made the news (see link below). The maps have been used in a memorandum within the IMF (see below).
IMF Memorandum containing new map (PDF 1.4 MB)
Africa Calls on Brown to Block IMF Reforms - The Guardian, 31st August 2006

Maps 173-182 added
1st September 2006
Maps 173-182 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Poverty'. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Worldmapper in Washington Post
24th August 2006
There is a short article in the Washington Post about our wealth increase map. Read the article with wealth map (PDF, 345K)

Maps 159-172 added
18th August 2006
Maps 147-158 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Wealth'. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Maps 147-158 added
28th July 2006
Maps 147-158 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Income'. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Japanese Version of New Scientist article in Courrier Japon magazine
25th July 2006
Courrier Japon have produced a Japanese version of the New Scientist article 'What's Wrong With This Picture?'. See the Articles page for this and other articles.

Appendix C (Regions) now available
12th July 2006
Appendix C, with information relating to the twelve Worldmapper regions, is now available.

Areas included and Islands Assigned to Territories appendices available
7th July 2006
Two appendices are now available; A (Areas included) and B (Islands Assigned to Territories).

Maps 133-146 added
6th July 2006
Maps 133-146 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Work'. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Maps 109-132 added
19th June 2006
Maps 109-132 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the categories of 'Fuel' and 'Production'. The technical notes and data files for these maps have not been completed yet. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Maps 101-108 added
7th June 2006
Maps 101-108 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Resources'. The technical notes and data files for these maps have not been completed yet. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Mailing list launched
22nd May 2006
If you would like to be informed when new maps are available, there is now a mailing list that you can subscribe to. This is an alternative to the existing RSS service.

Maps 93-100 added
12th May 2006
Maps 93-100 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the category of 'Services'. The technical notes and data files for these maps have not been completed yet. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

Worldmapper article in New Scientist
4th May 2006
Worldmapper has been featured in this weeks New Scientist. See a limited amount of the article here. Full article to follow.

Datafiles and technical notes 13-56 added
4th May 2006
Datafiles and technical notes relating to maps 13-56 have been added. When you select a map, options at the bottom of the page let you open a file that contains the data that the map was created from, in either Excel or Opendocument format. You can also view the technical notes for that map.

Maps 57-92 added
2nd May 2006
Maps 57-92 have been added. You can get to them through the thumbnail Map index pages, or the category lists - the new maps fall into the categories of 'Goods' and 'Manufacturers'. The technical notes and data files will be added shortly up to 92. Please note that errors may be present in the new maps and associated text and files, so they may be subject to change.

RSS Feed added
10th April 2006
We have added an RSS feed at http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/feed.xml. This allows you to be notified when new maps are added to this site. See a help page on 'Receiving notification of updates using RSS' for further information.

Presentation file showing first 56 maps available for download
10th April 2006
There is a new 'Files' page, which currently just gives links to two versions of a presentation that contains the first 56 maps. The presentation is available as a Powerpoint file, and also and OpenDocument Presentation (that can be viewed in, for example, Openoffice).

Technical Notes for maps 1-6 updated
29th March 2006
The technical notes associated with each map have been updated for maps 1-6. A link to these can be found at the bottom of each map page.

New website made 'live'
22nd March 2006
Partly in reponse to user feedback, we have re-designed the website. We would appreciate feedback, especially if something doesn't work, or you can't find something, or some constructive criticism of the new site. Please email info@worldmapper.org

Map numbers 41-56 Added
10th March 2006
Maps, posters, and associated information have been added for numbers 41-56, all of which relate to food.

Current news items are on the main news page.

 


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