World Heat Map: South Korea is the Country with the Largest Gender Pay Gap

In the past, we have shared maps about gender pay gap in the United States and in New Jersey, and today let’s us see the whole picture of the world.

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This world map highlights the percentage pay gap between men and women around the world that there is no country where women earn more than their male counterparts, on average. Surprisingly, South Korea is the country with highest gender pay gap percentage (37.5%) in the world, and Russia places second (32.1%) in this map.

However, this map is not comprehensive enough as data was not available for many countries (especially those in Africa)

Related Article: Interactive Heat Map – Gender Inequality in the World

Heat Map: How the World Think Towards America

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How do you think about America? The Pew Research Global Attitude Project has tracked opinion in 39 countries to see how the public think about the United States, and then Business Insider, Australia rendered the data in the below heat map.

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According to the map:

  • Philippines, Ghana, and Israel even have higher opinion of the U.S. rather than Americans.
  • Among all the Asian countries, South Koreans have the highest opinion towards the U.S.
  • People in Pakistan are most unfavorable towards the U.S. among all the interviewed countries.

Detailed bar chart report can be seen HERE.

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The static world map and bar chart can be combined into an interactive map in few steps:

  1. Create heat map by importing heat map data
  2. Create mouseover infobox for each region
  3. Insert bar chart image into each infobox
  4. External links can also be added to the regions for additional information

Heat Map: Gender Gap in Science across the Globe

A heat map from UNESCO about the gender gap in science around the globe shows relative equality in parts of South America and Central Asia, and relatively higher inequality in countries like India, France, Germany, and Japan, which is quite surprising that women make up less than a third of researchers in some of these world’s science leading countries.

Meanwhile, the map only presents portion of the situation as it does not reflect the women status in science field in countries like United States, Australia, China.

In conclusion, the map does reflect that the world is not all the same.

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World Map: Internet Freedom

A world map about the internet freedom in 2013, which based on the report from Freedom House, has been created and published online.

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Form the map, we can see that Middle East remain significantly not free, with Iran and Syria leading that list, while the United States, Australia, several European countries are marked as free. See if you are agree with the data and share your idea to us.

World Map: The Most Popular Websites In The World

Which website do you visit most? Have you ever thought of which website is the most popular one across the globe? Here you can find the answer in the following world map.

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This world map, based on Alexa data, depicts countries sized by internet population, and you can find that Facebook and Google are the most popular websites.

However, you can also found that Baidu, a well known search engine in China, is now a rising competitors to Google as Baidu is also listed as the most visited website in South Korea. Who knows if this map will have a big modification in the near future.

World Map: Road Kills across the Globe

Deaths caused by road accidents has already reached 1.24 million per year across the globe, and it will triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030, and road accidents will become the fifth leading cause of death in the developing countries, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study. Here is an interactive world map that annotating roads kill percentage in each country, and detailed statistic chart can be seen when mouseover the regions, and full story can be seen when mouse click the markers.

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Here are some highlights from the report and the map:

  • New York City, U.S., has made great strides in reducing traffic fatalities with its streets among the safest in the road.
  • Sweden is the industrialized country with the lowest roads kill.
  • Dramatically increased numbers of new drivers and vehicles on the road is the main course for the high road fatalities rate in Russia.
  • In Egypt, people died in road traffic crashes every year exceed the toll of those who died in the revolution.
  • In Liberia, 66% road fatalities were among pedestrians, which was the worst record among African countries.
  • The Dominican Republic is the most dangerous place to drive in the Americas, with nearly 42 fatalities per 100,000 in population.
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran has the worst driving record in the Middle East, with 34 deaths per 100,000 in population.
  • In the past, people in Nigeria can buy a driving license even you have not taken driving lessons and passed a test, so it is not surprising with the high roads kill percentage.
  • Philippines has just passed a new drunk driving law earlier in 2013, but fails to establish a legal blood alcohol content level for intoxication, and let’s see if roads kill can be reduced.

 

By the way, we find this world map very informative, which is not complicated to create.  First, you can easily find a world map template with all regions on the website, and then add mouseover information box, which text content, table and images, and external links can be inserted, to related regions. Finally, you can create heat map with map legend to indicate the road kills percentage in various countries.

Here is a video tutorial about creating heat map, and you can also create an informative world map that similar to the above one in few steps:

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.

Video Tutorial: Create an Interactive HTML5 Pie Chart Map

Pie chart is used for demonstrating percentage of individual contribution in a whole set while each category is divided into sectors. Pie chart is widely used in the business world and the mass media that pie charts can be replaced in most cases by other plots such as the bar chart. Now, you can put the pie chart in the HTML5 maps for presentation different statistic results according to regions.

Here is a video tutorial about creating Bubble Chart in a few steps:

Interactive Map: World Acceptance towards Homosexual

As the issue of same-sex marriage becomes a hot topic recently in several countries, for example in the United States, a new Pew Research Center survey finds huge variance by counties question of whether homosexuality should be accepted or rejected by society. An interactive heat map has been created by iMapBuilder to showcase the result.

The survey that conducted in 39 countries reflects broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, Europe, and much of Latin America. According to statistics, there are obvious increasing people in South Korea, the United States and Canada accept the homosexual with 10% growth since 2007. The survey also claims that religions and age generation are factors towards the acceptance.

Check the following heat map to see which regions have higher acceptance towards homosexual, and you can find more details by watching the embedded videos and news in the infobox.

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Multi-level World Map: World Unemployment Rate in 2012

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report that was released this month, we have created a multi-level world map to display the unemployment situation across the world in 2012. Click on the continent, and then select the countries to see the details.

We simply took the unemployment data to create the maps, and you can get more details from the full report. The maps just give you a glimpse about the status of the labor market, which cannot reflect the full economic picture of the country as other elements are also needed for the consideration, e.g. GDP, consumer price index (CPI), political situation.

Overall, we can still discover the rapid economic growth in Asia, especially China and South Korea, where had lower unemployment rate with higher GDP.

Meanwhile, we should pay attention to Spain and Italy due to the hazardous unemployment rate.