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 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,…

Fun with Maps 311&312

Map 311 shows the back half of a concert tour. The band on this tour is 311 (see what I did there?). 311 is currently on tour, they have a show on June 8th in Dana Point, California, but then they are scheduled to have a month off before resuming the tour on July 2nd…

Fun with Maps 309&310

FiveThirtyEight compiled data on where Democrats and Republicans live across the United States and the results may not surprise you. It is well known that urban areas tend to favor the liberal Democratic Party while suburban and rural areas prefer the conservative Republican Party. So how does that common knowledge compare to the factual data…

Fun with Maps 307&308

Map 307 is of the African continent. It shows some topography as well but the main focus is the geographic locations where different types of giraffes live. Take a look! The humble giraffe is the tallest living species on Earth (there were several dinosaurs that were taller, of course, prior to their extinction). There are…

Fun with Maps 305&306

Map 305 is a transit map for Game of Thrones fans. I’ve featured fake transit maps before and Game of Thrones maps too but this is a fun mix. I don’t watch the show, personally, but I’ve seen clips and my preferred sports talk radio show talks about it a lot. I could see myself…