Monday, July 31, 2006


Cartography

There is a very interesting site on Blogger called Cartography . It is the weblog of the Canadian Cartographic Association and it has many varied and interesting maps. Last week the Map of the Happy Planet was posted. Canada ranks 10th in happiness according to their polls, the USA 23rd. Denmark was 1st. Click on the interactive map to look at the ranking of other nations
On July 26th, the (Un)Happy Planet Map was posted. It measures life expectancy which is multiplied by life satisfaction. The result is divided by the ecological footprint for that country. Canada ranks 111th on this map, as we do leave a large ecological footprint. You can take a survey on the site to calculate your own happiness index.

...he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he. Proverbs 14:21

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