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…

Trip #14 – California [Day 7]

This trip took place from June 30th to July 15th of 2018. The Knutson family numbered three as James was joining Beth and myself on his first major vacation! Day 7; San Francisco: I actually set an alarm to wake James up nice an early so we could try and time his nap. He didn’t…

Fun with Maps 317&318

Sometimes I’m browsing Facebook and come across a link. The link is about travel or other countries so I click on it hoping to find a really cool map. On many occasions I find an article, some nicely written, but no map. Then, every once and awhile, when the planets are in the perfect position,…

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,…