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Thursday 15 Jan 2004

Interactive world map now most visited GRID-Arendal web site

The interactive world map, Globalis, is now the most visited web site of the GRID-Arendal web sites. With 2600 unique visitors every day the map has become a popular tool for many GRID-Arendal visitors. Globalis is a tool which highlights the similarities and differences between the countries of this world in a simple and visual way.

Arendal, 15 January 2004 - The interactive world map, Globalis, is now the most visited web site of the GRID-Arendal web sites. With 2600 unique visitors every day the map has become a popular tool for many GRID-Arendal visitors. Globalis is a tool which highlights the similarities and differences between the countries of this world in a simple and visual way.

Each year, the UN and other international organisations collect large amounts of data from all the countries of the world. With a few mouse clicks, you can produce colourful maps that show the state of the world on various topics.

Globalis has been developed by the United Nations Association of Norway in cooperation with GRID-Arendal, the UNU/Global Virtual University and the University College of Hedmark. Globalis uses the UN Millenium Goals as a starting point, and will follow the development towards the year 2015, when, according to plan, these goals of human development and poverty reduction should have been reached. The tool also includes data from different years, allowing you to see for instance how humans have influenced the environment over time.

Globalis is freely available at  http://globalis.gvu.unu.edu

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