Nobel Peace Prize winners map

scaled Nobel Peace Prize Winners by Country_1255299256348

Via the Guardian and Chartsbin

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10 Responses to Nobel Peace Prize winners map

  1. LOL this is a bad map. East Timor’s bishop won a Peace Prize for his work yet the map uses an old data set so East Timor doesn’t show up and the award is not mapped. I hate when people rely on old data sets!

  2. Oddly enough, Israel seems to be missing as well.

  3. Jupiter says:

    I think the point of America’s comparative dominance is still conveyed accurately enough…

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  5. Jupiter,
    It does it poorly. Anything United Nations is counted as a win for the United States.

  6. Chartsbin says:

    sorry about errors
    @Catholicgauze you can click Vietnam so you can see East Timor.
    @Munro Ferguson you can click Egypt so you can see Israel.

    If you are interested you can check the dataset which will available in near future http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=tkcB4I2BLhmzQXBTMQz86Cg

  7. Thanks much for the update, Chartsbin. I’m not trying to bust your chops but you’ve missed Palestine (Yasser Arafat, 1994.)

    Just a note, I’ve scaled the image down a bit to better fit the blogs format and also linked the image to it’s source where, as mentioned above, you can zoom in and see both East Timor and Israel.

  8. Chartsbin says:

    @Munro Ferguson that’s right we missed Palestine. There is no such place exist now. Best way is to look at the Data set.

    Thanks for mention the errors and help.

  9. Alger says:

    Bigger problem, you are representing raw data in a choropleth map. This is absolutely a bigger problem than any of the other objections so far.

    Choropleth maps are only appropriate for ratio data, where the data is normalized for comparison with other areas. The most appropriate denominator in the ratio in this example would be population, since everyone is hypothetically eligible for the prize. Problem is that is meaningless.

    Next big problem, you can’t interpret your ramp. What value is the 60% green supposed to represent? Ten? You should have just put numbers in the national boundaries.

    For the variety of integer data you have here, use proportionate symbol or hash marks, put the number in the country, present it as a table, make it a cartogram…almost anything other than choropleth.

    Also, Mercator projection? in 2009?

  10. Chartsbin says:

    @Alger If you click above map image it will take to original website (where you get flash animated interactive version of the image). If you move the cursor above the map you get number of people got.

    Thanks for the information. I got what you mean.