World Migration In One Map

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Instead of mapping physical geography, though, this map charts where in the world people are moving to and from, to give us a snapshot look at the worldwide migration patterns over 20 years.

Researchers used data published by the UN collected through a mixture of surveys and census. Then, they ran that data through software intended for use in creating genetics visualizations.

[A]lthough the number of migrants changed throughout the years, researchers found that the percentage of migration worldwide has remained relatively constant since 1990 at around 0.6% of the world’s total population.

Map by Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital. Make sure to click on the map for the full-sized version, or Global Migration for an online interactive version.

Quoted text via io9.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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