The World's Countries (colored by their first and last letter) by Cédric Scherer Data Visualization Design

A set of colorful maps visualizing the first or last letter of each country's name.
In addition, small multiples for each letter (that appears at least once as the first or last letter, respectively) allow for an easy identification of all countries starting with a particular letter and the landmass covered by these countries.

This little coding challenge became a fun project with interesting outcomes that hopefully triggers curiosity and engagement! The final result would make up a nice alphabet poster which could help to train the alphabet, to learn the names of the countries of the world, and to gain some nerdy knowledge for the next house party discussion!

The map posters were created as a fun personal project evolving from the preparatio for a hands-on coding workshop. The visualizations were completely created in R with ggplot2.