It always seems to be the case that by simply writing or saying something, you can hardly get the same point across as by presenting it in a visual way. For example, it’s one thing to say, “three billion people (a little less than half the world’s population) comprise the bottom 5 percent of global GDP contributors.” But as the Strange Maps blog points out , it’s a little more eye-opening to show a map with those countries completely missing.
I’m not sure this map  accomplishes much more than to illustrate a single interesting point – unlike the SHOW World animated maps  we wrote about earlier this year or the popular WorldMapper Collection , both of which put several data sets in a visual format.
The map does, however, highlight the interesting fact that most of the countries represented are either in Southeast Asia or Africa. Check it out here .