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Mapping Exchange Rates

Posted in Currencies by teslik on August 7, 2009


I discovered a very cool site called Google Earth Library that compiles links to Google Earth maps with overlays of different demographic, political, or economic data. The image above is a screenshot of their U.S. dollar exchange rate map (the topographical “height” of each country represents its currency’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar). I’m wondering if there’s some way you could map a time-progression of how the “heights” of different countries have evolved over time–that would be particularly useful in this context. Anyway, if you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can open and explore the map here. I would also encourage checking out the site more generally, they’ve got lots of cool maps.

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