Mapping the Future was developed in 2007 by the Global Strategy Institute at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The CSIS Global Strategy Institute is dedicated to promoting long-range thinking about the big global issues that loom before us. To that end, they have produced this really cool graphic. Be sure to click on it to get the "big picture". If you go to the here and click on the nodes, you can get a description of each data point.
Today's leaders function in an environment marked by rapid change, ever higher levels of complexity, and ever shorter decision timeframes. This map is the CSIS Global Strategy Institute's modest attempt to help us all elevate our thinking beyond today's headlines and to anticipate the competing obstacles and opportunities we can expect to navigate in the future.