Visual view: How 7 billion people share the world's resources

World map adjusted to show relative population of continents and countries. (Screenshot from http://metrocosm.com, "How We Share the World")

One of the coolest interactive maps created so far this year can be found over at Metrocosm. Using data from a few different sources, it explores different socioeconomic factors on a country-by-country basis, using size to grow or shrink a country based on factors such as population, amount of debt, and number of billionaires. It’s a fascinating way to get a picture for which countries are the "biggest," when it comes to factors other than the geographic space they take up.

This week’s 3 Stats are taken from the same research.

Infographic created by Georgia Perry using Canva with data from http://metrocosm.com "How We Share the World."

[Georgia Perry is a freelance writer based in Oakland, California. She's contributed to several print and online magazines including, The Atlantic, CityLab, Portland Monthly Magazine and the Portland Mercury. She was formerly a staff writer at the Santa Cruz Weekly in California. Follow her on Twitter @georguhperry.]

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