The website SHOWworld is an online visualization tool from Mapping Worlds produces cartograms based on a wide variety of global datasets from military spending to flows of remitances, from children to oil reserves. Two examples of their cartograms – carbon dioxide emissions and pig population are shown below, as well as an animation of oil reserves.
An intensity cartogram of 2008 US presidential election results. Colours show relative strength of support. Brightness shows population of region.
From Axis Maps
Following up on the population world map post – an more detailed version of the population adjusted world map is below. It would be great to have some other distorted world maps (of wealth, health, etc) to compare this one against.