I’ve always loved the likes of Visual complexity, Information is Beautiful (awesome book) and Worldmapper (I’m looking forward to Londonmapper to go live too) so when I stumbled across The Observatory of Economic Complexity from MIT while researching the island of Mauritius I got very excited indeed. If you’ve not seen it you really should check it out. It’s a powerful tool for research and teaching, using infographics to reveal imports, exports and economic complexities. Shortly afterwards I found IfItWereMyHome.com, another awesome site that lets you compare statistics for two different countries including HIV, electricity consumption and a map that compares land area. If you’re a geography or social studies teacher and have not seen these sites make sure you click through.