Two of the Floatingsheep collective have recently completed a project titled "Geographies of the World's Knowledge." This work, which has just gone live on the new Oxford Internet Institute data visualisation site, uses a range of visualisation techniques to map literacy, Internet penetration, the world's newspapers, academic knowledge, Flickr, Wikipedia, and user-generated content indexed in Google. A sample of three of the maps are below, or a full PDF of the publication can be downloaded at the following link:
Graham, M., Hale, S. A. and Stephens, M. (2011) Geographies of the World's Knowledge. London, Convoco! Edition.