Sunday, January 28, 2007

Mapping Economic Productivity

Economically France is just a colony of Paris while Germany is much more diverse

Geographically based Economic data (G-Econ) is a collection of maps which show economic activity in countries. A higher spike means more productivity. The maps are pretty easy to understand and each country has its own map. (Hat tip: TDAXP via Alberto López Núñez)


Adrian said...

Ukraine is interesting. Other than Kiev, the supposedly "Western" and Ukrainian half is much poorer than the Russian half. I would assume that's natural resources, but it still surprised me.

Catholicgauze said...

I guess when Ukraine was being "built up" the Soviets thought it best to give the commanding heights of the economy to the Russian sector.

Anonymous said...

Is the value (especially the height of the cones) on this map relative or absolute? Cuz by just looking at it I can't tell the difference between Japan and Zimbabwe, which shouldn't happen.

Catholicgauze said...

The cones only use intra-country data.