Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lagos: Migration

More progress in research. There are no labels on this map, but the intent is to show how poor migrants in West Africa make their way to Lagos hoping to find work. The dotted circles show population. The color shading of the countries shows GDP, and the dark circles show GDP per capita. Per capita GDP is a little misleading because rural citizens make next to nothing in Nigeria. The largest circle shows how much greater the population of Nigeria is compared to its neighbors. The red dot is Lagos.