Want to know where your fellow zombie survivalists are?
Oxford Internet Institute researchers Mark Graham (of Floating Sheep’s fame), Taylor Shelton, Matthew Zook, and Monica Stephens mapped the world’s zombie “outbreaks”:
- Using a keyword search for “zombies,” the following map visualizes the absolute concentrations of references within the Google Maps database. The map reveals two important spatial patterns. First, much of the world lacks any content mentioning “zombies” whatsoever. Second, and related, the highest concentration of zombies in the Geoweb are located in the Anglophone world, especially in large cities. The results either provide a rough proxy for the amount of English-language content indexed over our planet, or offer an early warning into the geographies of the impending zombie apocalypse.