Mapping Country References in the News

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Douwe Osinga keeps playing with Google News and a world map. Now he maps how many references to each country are made at a given time. Douwe also points out this would be interesting to track and animate over time to see the moving hotspots and cold zones. Time is the data axis missing from most charts and maps, which really should be animations.
01/05/04: This conflict map at the Nobel peace prize web site is a very good showcase of what I mean.

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