25 May 2010

MapFight - Compare the geographical size of any two countries

MapFight - India vs South Africa

I’ve written this small app - MapFight - to visually compare the geographical size of any two countries. So, for example, here’s how big India is compared to South Africa.

I started off with this list of countries by area, then used the standard Wikipedia world map in SVG and wrote a simple script to get all the country outlines in red and blue.

Based on the above data, any country is scaled up or down for an accurate comparison.