Fun with Maps 219&220

Map 219 makes me nervous. Global warming has claimed another victim. No, it wasn’t a human, but an ice shelf. A large portion of the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica broke off. The resulting iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, is roughly 120 miles long, almost 1000 feet thick, and weighs over a trillion metric tons. That’s…

Fun with Maps 217&218

Sometimes on Fun with Maps I feature maps I find important or topical. Other maps I share simply out of respect. Map 217 is of the latter variety. It shows the Roman Roads of Britain, what would have been a cool enough map as is, but represented in modern subway map style. Take a look at…

Fun with Maps 215&216

“Garage sale” or “yard sale”? Map 215 was sent to me by my wife, Beth. She saw it on Facebook and thought I would find it interesting (she was correct). There was a series of linguistic maps but I found this one the most worthy of sharing given that we are in garage sale season. Yes,…

Fun with Maps 213&214

It has been far too long since my last Fun with Maps post and for that I am supremely sorry. My life has been dominated by work and chores quite a bit lately. My company is renovating half the building so another office can move in. Someone, me, is in charge of cleaning up thirty…

Fun with Maps 211&212

Map 211 is similar to others I’ve featured before and you can’t stop me. It shows the best and worst states to make a living for 2017. Now, you’re probably thinking that I, a proud Minnesotan, am just sharing this map because Minnesota looks good in it. That’s a true statement but my home state…

Trip #9 – Wisconsin Dells [Day 3]

This trip took place from April 20th through April 23rd, 2017. James woke up quite early so Beth and I did too. She fed him breakfast while I went down to the lobby to retrieve ours. Technically I didn’t go down to the lobby. At our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express, the lobby was on the second floor […]

Fun with Maps 205&206

Map 205 shows the largest immigrant populations in each state (excluding Mexico). India is the top immigrant population in nineteen states, the most of any country. Seven states have the Philippines as their top immigrant-supplier, the second highest. Burma is third with five states. I find it interesting there are so many different countries represented on…