Fun with Maps 269&270

I’ve been saving links to some great maps lately so here we are (and thanks for joining me) on another edition of Fun with Maps! Map 269 is about taxi service! Taxi data from New York City has been plotted on a series of maps by Todd W. Schneider, a creative map/data-crunching genius. There are…

Fun with Maps 267&268

Happy Easter if you celebrate it and Happy Sunday if you don’t! Map 267 is from Buzzfeed. It’s of one of my favorite coastal cities in the East, Gotham! Gotham has a rather infamous reputation because of its criminal population but just like Chicago, Boston, or Baltimore it’s really not as bad as the rumors.…

Fun with Maps 265&266

Map 265 comes from another blog, the Arkansas Extreme Weather Blog. Tornado season is coming up (April, May, and June are the months with the most tornados) so I wanted to feature a map that showed the states in the U.S where they are most common. Kansas, of Wizard of Oz fame, has the most…

Fun with Maps 263&264

Map 263 shows the least-traveled highways in each state. It was created by Geotab and they included some beautiful photos of the top ten sparsely traveled roads on their website. These routes are not as traveled often because of location and physical features of the land. In many states that means mountainous areas far from…

Fun with Maps 261&262

This will be a quick post because James is sick this weekend and I don’t know how long he’ll be napping. The last couple nights have been rough with him coughing himself awake every other hour. Map 261 shows, well, I’ll let the title tell you. This map was posted by Tim Wenger on The…

Fun with Maps 259&260

The Winter Olympics ended last weekend and I had a blast watching all the events even though the United States didn’t do as well in the medal count as in previous years. I know even the US Olympic Committee is disappointed by the results but I am still very proud of all our athletes! They…

Fun with Maps 257&258

As I’ve said many times, I am obsessed with the Olympics. If you, too, are an Olympics super-fan, you are in the right place! Map 257 shows the various event locations of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Map 78 was the version from 2016’s Summer Games in Rio if you’re interested. There…