micronicos writes "An article in the TimesOnlineUK http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_an
d _americas/article1438060.ece led me to WorldMapper http://www.worldmapper.org/
"The might of the US is vividly illustrated by a new cartogram showing how the world would look if each country took on the size of its military spending".
"Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. 366 maps and PDF posters will be finished by February 2007".
Any other applications suggested?"