World Map: Gay Marriage in the World

In the past, we have shared several maps about same sex marriage in the United States and world acceptance towards homosexual, and now we have found several maps about the same sex marriage around the world in different countries.

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Since the first legal same sex marriage took place in Amsterdam in 2001, there have been 15 countries (e.g. certain states in US, part of Mexico, Australian Capital territories) legalized it within these 12 years. However, there are still some countries do not accept homosexual (e.g. Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen).

According to below image, it seems that homosexual is more acceptable in Europe that most of the European countries allow same sex marriage, and  same sex unions are allowed.
gay-marriage-in-europePlease note that homosexual can be punished by imprisonment in some of island countries in Oceania:
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Source: Business2Community

Map Reviews:
This gay marriage map can be converted into multilevel interactive map that detailed information can be added to each countries with popup infobox, and map legend can be created for indicating various region colors.

Here is a video tutorial about creating multi-level maps:

The Most Hardworking and Relaxing Countries

How do you define “hardworking” and “lazy” when we talk about working? Do you think you are hardworking or relaxing enough? Here we find a heat map that showcasing which countries are the most hardworking and relaxing based on the average annual working hour, average effective retirement ages, and average life expectancy.

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According to the map, the most hardworking countries are Mexico, South Korea, and Chile; while countries with more relaxed attitudes toward working are France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

International Museum Day 2013 – Reviews Social Changes with Memories

The annual International Museum Day (May 18) has come to the corner already, so we have created an interactive map to introduce the most visited museum in the world in 2012. Mouse over the map to get the details, and do not miss the chance to join the IMD this year!

This year, the museum community decided to celebrate IMD 2013 around the theme:
Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change

More than 30,000 museums are getting ready to celebrate the event in around 100 countries on the five continents, including Canada’s Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum and Mexico’s Museo de la Luz. Visit the museums on this coming Saturday and explore more about our society.