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27 de Febrero 2007

World Oil Consumption - 3D Charts in Google Earth

Oil Consumption 3D Chart in Google EarthA 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:

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.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 27 de Febrero 2007 a las 01:02 PM

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    why are the single US states not listed separately? it would have been interesting to see per capita and overall consumption for CA and TX for example... also AZ where the A/C are running 24h a day most of the year.... that must somehow flow into those charts;-(

    Enviado por: smokeonit at 27 de Febrero 2007 a las 07:42 PM

    If you can point me to state by state data on oil consumption, i'll do it.

    Enviado por: giasen at 28 de Febrero 2007 a las 09:18 AM

    I'd like to see a map of the consumption of coal. I'm betting China or India would be the worst.

    Enviado por: DigitalBeachBum at 1 de Marzo 2007 a las 03:43 PM

    Here you go (per state, per capita,)


    I found so much stuff on google that there is too much to list!

    Enviado por: DigitalBeachBum at 1 de Marzo 2007 a las 04:18 PM

    DBB, I actually found that page myself yesterday! I had it almost done and had to redo it a little bit to get it right but now i'm having problems with the shapefile where Alaska just doesn't show up anymore. Here is an image of what I have so far though:


    Enviado por: giasen at 1 de Marzo 2007 a las 11:47 PM

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