Jun26

Establishing the Link between Flash Map and Demographic/Statistical Data

Statistics is all about numbers, while demography deals with the human population. When you provide demography data through a statistical presentation, it’s called demographics. For instance, if you are looking at the demographics of Asia, you will note that the total population of this continent is almost 3 billion, but different countries have different population density. For instance, China has the highest number of inhabitants in Asia and that can be showed by highlighting that part of the atlas using a color.

Statistics and demographics include a long list of numbers and usually looks boring. Naturally, presenting demographic and statistical data in an organized and interesting manner is a challenging task. However, by creating a Flash map, this is possible:

1.    Language Information- An interactive map can be used to show the data that is related to several countries. For instance, if you want to show the countries that use Spanish as their official language, you have to highlight most of the South American countries and Spain in Europe. Language similarity across borders can be shown by using a particular color, so that people can easily understand the information. For example, you can color Spanish speaking countries in red.

2.    Political and Geographical Facts- You can insert various details in a Flash world atlas so when people click on different countries or cities, they get to know important information. For instance, the population of each country, capital, currency, longitude, latitude, PM/President’s name, etc. can make boring demographic data really interesting.

3.    Human Distribution- Flash map is a boon for demography experts. They can show the difference of population easily and help students remember things easily. For instance, France is the most populated country in Europe and Vatican City is the least populated. If you tell this fact in a classroom, most of the students may forget it after a couple of months. However, if you show the same data on the map, it will leave a permanent impression on them. You can use various shades of royal blue color to identify population. Paint France with deep royal blue to highlight the populace density and use the lightest shade of royal blue on Vatican City to show the difference.

Now you get an idea how various information can be presented in a dynamic map. If you have never designed a map before, hire a Flash design expert to do the job.

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One Response to “Establishing the Link between Flash Map and Demographic/Statistical Data”

  1. Eddard Stark says:

    You have highlighted some great benefits of a Flash map. I want to add some more points. In case of a global epidemic, medical teams can highlight the worst affected areas in a Flash map for an organized rescue operation. It can also be used for industrial purpose. For instance, you can highlight the high and low population density areas in your state and plan the location of different industries to reduce pollution.

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