View Full Version : Very cool morphing Fedex Cartogram

01-21-2011, 08:39 AM
Found on Cartotalk

Link here: http://experience.fedex.com/gb/en/#/data/coffee_imports/topic/the_coffee_effect

01-21-2011, 05:39 PM
An info-graphic type map, pretty cool.

01-22-2011, 05:18 AM
That is pretty slick. I wish I knew what they meant by "Labor-Productivity" because I find it hard to believe that Americans are at the top of the line....I mean seriously, practically everything is made someplace else? Just what are we producing? I guess it's all in how they count the numbers.

Remember: The first rule of Statistics is that Statistics can lie.

01-25-2011, 12:42 PM
Productivity is output per input. In the case of labor, input is man-hours. Americans have had high productivity for a long time and it keeps increasing. Mind you, when you replace eight plant workers with eight robots and one human to maintain the robots, you've increased productivity eightfold, so it isn't an unqualified good thing.