Fun with Maps 235&236

I made Map 235 using information from an article by Don’t Waste Your Money about cities where one could live comfortably on a $50,000 annual salary. It was fairly inconsequential content but it caught my attention for it’s map potential. I am always disappointed when articles like this, featuring a list of cities, do NOT…

Fun with Maps 233&234

Map 233 shows the location of recent earthquakes in Mexico (and some in Southern California). Mexico has been in the news a bunch lately for several strong earthquakes that have hit the country. I found a website called Earthquake Track that pinpoints where earthquakes have hit and lists their intensity and depth. Take a glance…

Fun with Maps 231&232

Map 231 goes down under. It goes so far down, in fact, that it’s down under the Australian mainland. I’m talking, of course, of the island of Tasmania. Tasmania is known best for the popular Looney Tune known as the Tasmanian Devil (above right), which was loosely based on a real carnivorous marsupial found on…

Fun with Maps 229&230

Map 229 is of the Denver Light Rail Network, known as the RTD. It popped up on Facebook recently because a guy I went to high school with now lives out there. He was sharing a link with directions to Red Rocks Amphitheater (he’s an avid concert-goer), a beautiful outdoor venue built into the natural rock surroundings of Morrison, Colorado.…

Fun with Maps 227&228

Football Edition! Football season is back! I’m quite excited, even if the National Football League arrives around the same time as colder weather, the school year, and an over-abundance of pumpkin spice (the one with snow bothers me a hell of a lot more than the others). Although the NFL isn’t perfect (racial issues, players committing…

Fun with Maps 225&226

Map 225 is weather related again (because climate change is a real, very serious thing). This one comes from FiveThirtyEight and shows a well-traveled stretch of sea in the Atlantic. Apparently, hurricanes and tropical storms often follow the same path from across the ocean toward the many tropical islands of the Caribbean and the Southeastern coast of the United States. Each line is a…