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Global Perspectives: Introduction: Data Online

Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is the best online source for up-to-date, authoritative data.

e.g., type in "wealth <country name>" or "poverty <country name>" or "debt <country name>" or "infant mortality <country name>" or "per capita income  <country name>"

Some widgets are shown on this page as an example, but feel free to enter your own queries or create your own widgets.

Worldmapper

Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.

There are now nearly 700 maps. Links to source data for each map are provided.

This ongoing project is a collaboration between professors at the University of Sheffield (UK) and the University of Michigan (USA).

Human Poverty map