A great way to take a bird’s eye view of the U.S. life sciences clusters is to look at the BioSpace Hotbed Maps. Although it only displays a very small fraction of the organizations (i.e. major players) in the cluster, it depicts the clusters in an elegant fashion. I hope other industries will follow, not only with decorative maps, but fully informative zoom-able maps. One example is the nanotechnology map from Germany and another is a map of biotech clusters around the world.