November 15, 2013 (Vol. 33, No. 20)
Strong Points: Good use of maps, well organized
Weak Points: Nothing major
The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) provides a great deal of educational information about malaria, and this information includes (appropriately enough) a number of maps. Information on the site is organized in a geographic-centric manner, with site visitors able to browse information by country or geographic region. The website includes content related to the disease itself, the mosquito vectors that transmit malaria, and measures to control the spread of malaria, among other topics. The site is well organized and has a nice design aesthetic, allowing easy browsing of the website’s content. A particularly useful feature for epidemiologists, physicians, and other researchers is the publications page, which provides citations for all of the primary literature that is referenced on the website. The maps themselves are both graphically interesting and informative, providing variety in how information is presented to site visitors.