Archive for the ‘maps’ tag
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…
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.
I’m a sucker for novel ways to visualize the world. This one: the space between airports.
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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately there is almost no explanation provided on this site for any of the maps on it, but it is quite a collection.
Cool: a map that redivides the United States not by which state capital is closest in any given land area:
Related: the same technique, but splitting the US among to Major League Baseball teams.