Maps Archive:

Josh Worth created a horizontal map of the solar system using a scale of 1 pixel = diameter of moon.  There’s a lot of nothing out there (but Josh does add some amusing commentary to help pass the time scrolling between planets).

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Type in any name and see how popular it was across the USA over the past 60 years. (blog post explaining methodology)

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In theory, the sun should hit it’s apogee (highest point overhead) at noon. But that doesn’t happen in much of the world, for a variety of reasons. The below map by Stefano Maggiolo details the discrepancies.

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Map of all kinds of energy related things: coal fields, mines, oil/gas pipelines/storage, electrical transmission lines, wind turbine potential, offshore windspeeds, solar potential, etc. You get the idea.

It’s not the smoothest operating interactive map I’ve ever seen (lots of delays in loading, etc) – but it works if you’re patient.

Thanks to Mr. Brown for sending me the link.

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You wouldn’t know it is you lived on the East Coast, of course, but January 2014 was the 4th hottest on record, globally.

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We’ve seen versions of this before, but these are interesting in that they clearly indicate the amount of distortion the designs are using.

DC (also has NY and Boston)
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There are all kinds of inaccuracies in this, but the major point that we are very very very rich still comes through.

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Where People Run

In: Maps Sports

6 Feb 2014

Overlay of running routes in 23 metropolitan areas using personal runner data from runkeeper, by FlowingData.

Washington DC (mostly in Rock Creek Park and along the Mall)
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The nice thing about reddit sourced graphics like this one is that they often include conversations with the author, and revisions to correct mistakes or make improvements.

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Plots outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by cheap and effective vaccines. (via)

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According to this Harvard study, on average people today are just as likely to be better off than our parents than the generation 50 years ago was. I wonder if they adjusted incomes for debt? (I’m too lazy to check).

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I’m not sure why it took the Washington Post six months longer than the NYT to do an article and map about this. NYT’s interactive map/chart combo helps grasp what they’re measuring:

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24 hours of global airplane traffic.


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