A member of the Google Earth Community, called ‘giasen’, has posted some really cool 3D charts showing World Oil Consumption in Google Earth. His charts show very nice looking exploding 3D graphs in the shape of each country with different colors. The data comes from the CIA World Factbook. Here are the two version he produced:
- World Oil Consumption by Country – height based on barrel of oil per day
- World Oil Consumption Per Capita by Country
Here are some interesting notes on what he did to produce the “Per Capita” chart:
I had to mess with this data a little bit to get it to show up on google earth. At first I just divided each countries consumption by its population to get per capita but the numbers were so low that they would not show up at all here. Even multiplying per capita use by 365 to get a years worth of data only had the USA using 24 barrels a year per capita. So after I got a figure for a year I also multiplied them all by a factor of 100,000 and so what you are seeing is the data from the CIA factbook in consumption of barrels per day per country divided by the countries current population for per capita and multiplied 36,500,000 times to get its representation in meters of height. I was surprised to see Singapore take the lead in per capita use! The USA comes in only 9th place right ahead of Canada.