Mapping Zombies

Oxford University's Internet Institute created this map from search results using the keyword “zombies.” They then took this data and combined it with Google Maps which visualizes the exact concentrations of the references.

The map reveals two important spatial patterns. First, much of the world lacks any content mentioning “zombies” whatsoever. Second, and related, the highest concentrations of zombies in the Geoweb are located in the Anglophone world, especially in large cities.

The results either provide a rough proxy for the amount of English-language content indexed over our planet, or offer an early warning into the geographies of the impending zombie apocalypse.

Click to the map to super size.

via The Guardian


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