Map O’ The Day #28 – Water Wars

 

Another map from the International Networks Archive via Princeton U that presents some interesting views on the world’s water supply as well as current and future usage. Pretty amazing to think that even in the modern world that 7 people die every minute globally from a lack of clean water.

This map utilizes one of the Maga mapping principles, namely, using a system, or multiple views of information to understand the landscape. See the far right side to understand this chronological system which is depicting the evolution of the clean water issue.

Gotta love anything with toy soldiers in the design, and a strong use of color and image [silhouette] to provide bold emphasis on the usage by continent figures.

Map O’ The Day #26 – McBucked

So, in sticking with the food theme this week, (like we need anymore reminders to gorge ourselves around the holidays), I’ve attached this excellent map / info graphic regarding Starbucks and McDonalds, which I found on the Princeton website.

Pay particular attention to the fact that McDonalds, while being currently ranked worse in customer satisfaction, is still bringing in gross sales larger than the GDP of Afghanistan!

There’s a strong use of shape in this graphic that instantly allows a viewer to understand proportion for both Starbucks supply and McDonalds restaurant distribution. Not an overwhelming amount of information, which is a positive in this case because it allows a strong representational presentation of key storytelling elements for both the Burger and Latte giants! Enjoy.