World Oil Consumption

For those of who haven’t seen it yet, or if you haven’t seen some of the things you can do with [Google Earth][ge], one terrific example of the applications capabilities and also a way of letting people “see” data in compelling illustrations is the one the shows [world oil consumption by nation][wo]. *Note bene*: the link is to a Google Earth (KMZ) file which will either download to your computer or will download and open in Google Earth. You have to have the Google Earth app installed to see this. (The application is free.)

[ge]: http://earth.google.com/
[wo]: http://services.google.com/earth/kmz/world_oil_consumption_n.kmz