This map shows links between a few countries concerning scientific collaborations. This spatial pattern is also visible in many other datasets (namely the Facebook connections map). It shows that globalization isn’t always the rule. In the case of scientific collaborations, “global” means a minority of countries.
Notice that shorelines are not present in this map, although we can inferred the shapes of the continents.
See more details in : http://collabo.olihb.com/