The data here is from 2004, and covers 70,000 square miles. This is from a Carnegie Mellon student, Alexander Cheek, who majors in Information Design. Pretty interesting conclusions to be drawn from this view.
So, it’s not quite Thanksgiving, but I thought I’d send this out in the spirit of the oncoming holiday.
This map is a lifecycle of a turkey, well at least of a domesticated turkey. I think the imagery is very strong, and for some folks serves as a reminder of why they are vegetarians! It’s interesting that the illustrator has used such childlike design to represent the systematic slaughter and consumption of a quite tasty creature!
The top map is voting patterns in this 2008 election– the bottom map is cotton production in 1860.
NYC – Any and every American city is built up out of Avenues and Streets, most of them numbered. A much nicer way to describe a city is by mapping its neighborhoods. As in this map of Manhattan.
Manhattan – A variation on Map #2a done by Alexander Cheek. The differences between these two maps indicate that neighborhoods in Manhattan are ‘fluid’, and constantly evolving.