fusion tables are sick. you can take a data set, like which countries people in Carnegie Mellon’s various graduate programs come from and turn it into a map in, like, ten minutes. so heres some example of playing around with some data. the excel spreadsheet i got from a google search and was a random pick. download your own copy of the data set here: studentaffairs.cmu.edu/oie/admins/reports/admissions-stats-m09-f09.xls
It took about ten minutes to do but there are some errors to correct. For instance it labeled the united states as “georgia” since it thought i meant the state. theres an option to correct stuff like that though.
This maps the percent representation of each country among CMU’s international students in their masters programs.
In their doctoral program:
exchange program: look at switzerland and germany come right out
non-degree/summer: canada dominates, some other european countries ranking