I created the WorldPower Map because I wanted a better way to understand the relationship between geopolitics and energy resources. Being a voracious news reader, I’ve found that despite the increase in the flow of information, making sense of what it all means and how one storyline impacts another hasn’t become any easier.
Reading the news is not enough. All major world events play out on a backdrop of the physical world – both natural and man-made. The WorldPower Map merges these two halves, news and strategic landscape, into a clear whole.
This site has been up and running since August 2015. However, the ideas behind the WorldPower Map project first began to form back in the mid-1990s in my awkward middle school days – reading Newsweek magazine and staying up late playing Civilization. Since then, I’ve designed spacecraft for NASA and graduated from MIT before joining the energy industry as a data analyst. If you’d like to learn more about my background, visit my LinkedIn page. To see some other data projects I’ve worked on, see my consulting page.
I plan to add more datasets and features to the map as time goes on and I’d welcome feedback on what you’d like to see next. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.