Fun with Maps 223&224

Map 223 is about weather, which is on my mind because of Hurricane Harvey. The category four hurricane reached land last night and is now dumping several inches of rain upon Texas and Louisiana. The map below was found on the National Weather Service’s website. Harvey has been in the news a lot this week as the people…

Fun with Maps 221&222

Map 221 is going to be very popular tomorrow. This map from CNN shows the path of Monday’s solar eclipse. The bright blue line in the middle is the path of the eclipse’s totality, meaning where the moon will perfectly align with the sun causing near-total darkness to fall upon the Earth (only the sun’s corona will…

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…