COVID-19 spreads over the world

The cartography department continues the experiment with image methods. This time we show how the coronavirus infection COVID-19 is spreading on a tiled map. Interactive map: aim and click!

The topology and layout of the tiles relative to each other are controversial, but such map has some certain advantages. We get rid of the visual influence of the area - and all countries are “equal”. It becomes easy to compare Singapore and Russia in one indicator, although the territory of Russia is more than 20 thousand times larger.

Intentionally chose a uniform color scale to focus on maximum values. Nowadays the map displays information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. Soon we will also add the data on mortality, recovery and the relative infection rate per capita.

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