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 295&296

It has snowed like crazy in the Twin Cities the past 45 days. Holy moly has it snowed! This February was the snowiest February in Minnesota since they started keeping track of that statistic, and the fourth snowiest month overall. 39 inches! There were a couple times where it snowed and it was supposed to…

Fun with Maps 285&286

I recently found a blog post titled, “10 Rare Landmarks on the Map of Nigeria” and clicked on it expecting to see a big, beautiful map. I was, however, disappointed to find no map at all, just a list of places. The headline contains the word ‘map’ and everything so I’m not the crazy one…

Fun with Maps 275&276

Map 275 concerns Hurricane Florence and comes in four parts. This series of maps can be found on the New York Times. Each one shows sites of different types that are in the path of Hurricane Florence that might cause additional problems for locals as the strong storm causes flooding throughout the region. Chemical Sites…

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 251&252

The great American internet retail empire known as Amazon recently announced they would be looking for the home of their second headquarters (and they wanted potential host cities to fight for the privilege). Their list of demands wasn’t extensive. All applicant cities must have good mass transit options, plentiful tech labor, and “convenient access to…

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…