Fun with Maps 323&324

Map 323 comes from an article on Curbed.com titled The nation’s most exciting park project is taking shape in North Carolina. I saw the article by happenstance, and only skimmed it, but came upon this beautiful map. It is a map/rendering of what the developer (Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates) has planned for Dorothea Dix Park…

Fun with Maps 321&322

I normally prefer not to give you two United States maps in the same post but Independence Day is tomorrow so I’m going to roll with it. Happy Fourth of July everyone! Map 321 features the U.S cities with the most and least student debt. Student loan debt is a big topic right now because…

Fun with Maps 319&320

Map 319 displays the minimum wage in each of the United States. The federal minimum wage was first established in 1938. Since then, Congress has occasionally raised the dollar amount based on inflation. May of 2007 was the last time that happened when it was raised to $7.25 (a change that went into effect in…

Fun with Maps 315&316

Map 315 features the geology of Texas, as in “Don’t mess with…”. I found this map through Pinterest (home to thousands of maps, by the way) and was stunned by how diverse the geology of Texas is. It’s a very large territory, of course, but it’s still interesting how many different eras are represented in…

Fun with Maps 313&314

Unfortunately, Map 313 features the deforestation of Los Angeles, California (sorry for the downer right at the top). Apparently, the “city has lost a shocking number of trees over the last decade, according to a group of USC professors from the Spatial Sciences Institute and Urban Wildlands Group who used aerial imagery to track the de-greening of LA. Their study,…

Fun with Maps 311&312

Map 311 shows the back half of a concert tour. The band on this tour is 311 (see what I did there?). 311 is currently on tour, they have a show on June 8th in Dana Point, California, but then they are scheduled to have a month off before resuming the tour on July 2nd…

Fun with Maps 309&310

FiveThirtyEight compiled data on where Democrats and Republicans live across the United States and the results may not surprise you. It is well known that urban areas tend to favor the liberal Democratic Party while suburban and rural areas prefer the conservative Republican Party. So how does that common knowledge compare to the factual data…