Waylaid Dialectic

March 27, 2013

A Chart

Filed under: Random Musings — terence @ 9:15 am

Totally nerdy but kind of cool. A scatter plot of Solomon Islands village coordinates (weighted by population although that only really shows up for Honiara). The fact that the scatter plot is also effectively a map tracing island outlines reflecting that in a country of steep bush clad islands, life is *a lot* easier on the coast.

Once, there were more villages inland — terrain provided security too. But with relative piece, access to trade, transport, and limited government services is almost always easier closer to the shore.




  1. Terence thanks for this – do you have the data sets for this? Something I would love to crunch further – mean and median distance from Honiara, weighted for pop and not, mean and median distance to provincial capitals. All that stuff. Great blog – can’t believe I haven’t seen it before!

    Comment by proughaniki — April 7, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

  2. Hi Paul, I’ve just emailed you the data. Please let me know if for any reason you don’t get the email.

    Comment by terence — April 8, 2013 @ 7:40 am

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