Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mapping Wal-Mart's Growth

Doesn't it look like the bubonic plague?
FlowingData mapped the "wildfire' growth of Wal-Mart in the U.S. from 1962 to 2007. Very cool/spooky animation. For the record, Wal-Mart is the largest corporation in the world, with 2006 sales greater than the GDP of 144 of the world's 192 countries.
screenshot from FlowingData animation