Archive for the ‘maps’ tag

#  America’s Slow Move Westward →

June 30th, 2014 at 10:03 // In Worth Seeing 

Really interesting little chart from the US Census Bureau: the mean center of population as calculated on every decennial census. As I stepped through, I kept wait for it to drift back to the east a bit. Maybe in a few more hundred years…


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#  Where America Is Empty →

June 18th, 2014 at 16:05 // In Worth Seeing 

Really cool map of what census blocks in the US have no people in it. It’s interesting but not surprising to compare to this old post about where American roads are.


#  The History of the World in a Single Chart →

June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 // In Worth Seeing 

I’d never heard of this “histomap” from John B. Sparks. It’s massively big, and a really interesting way to look at the history of the world. Click on the image to jump just to the giant image version.



#  Dividing the World By Airports →

June 6th, 2014 at 9:59 // In Worth Seeing 

I’m a sucker for novel ways to visualize the world. This one: the space between airports.


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#  America’s Coffeeshop Map →

May 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 // In Worth Seeing 

Really cool map put together by FlowingData of which coffee changes predominate in the regions across the country. While it’s the case that stereotypes would have you think Starbucks outranks everything everywhere, it most certainly is not.


#  Jeopardy vs Wheel →

May 13th, 2014 at 17:00 // In Worth Distraction 

This may be totally opaque to non-Americans — my best summary is that Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are two popular syndicated television show which typically run in the last few hours before prime-time TV but at local broadcaster’s chosen time — but I liked it. Here’s the summary chart, though do definitely click through for WAY more analysis.


#  How many US states are north of Canada? →

May 7th, 2014 at 18:10 // In Worth Knowing 

My naive answer, as a bit of map-fan and not-completely-geographically-illiterate person was about 10. Turns out it’s more than that. I’ll say no more because I liked Jason Kottke’s reveal.

#  Baseball Fandom Maps →

April 28th, 2014 at 10:05 // In Worth Seeing 

I’ve seen many of American sports fandom maps, but this is the first that seems really throughly researched and well done. And it comes with an amazing write up of the details of the interesting boundaries.


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#  A Large Collection of Medieval Maps →

April 21st, 2014 at 14:33 // In Worth Distraction 

Unfortunately there is almost no explanation provided on this site for any of the maps on it, but it is quite a collection.


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#  Splitting the US by Closest Capital →

April 14th, 2014 at 10:05 // In Worth Distraction 

Cool: a map that redivides the United States not by which state capital is closest in any given land area:

map-of-united-states-split-by-closest-capitalRelated: the same technique, but splitting the US among to Major League Baseball teams.