While my interest in zombies seems to be a little out of the ordinary, it seems there are a lot of people around the world, using Google to search for everything thing can concerning the undead.
See that big red dot in the middle of Kansas? That’s probably me.
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 concentrations 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.
Looks like Japan is also worried about the coming zombie apocalypse.