This cartogram represents the number of Meth incidents per state in the continental US for 2012. There were 11,209 in total, down about 2,000 from 2011.
Data from http://www.justice.gov/dea/resource-center/meth-lab-maps.shtml
I think the March Madness tournament is great, but has some silliness. Why call the the four smaller brackets directions? The most eastern team (Harvard) is in the West and none of the teams on the west coast are in the West.
Why not call them by numbers, animal names, past presidents, really anything makes as much sense as directions.
Fun Fact: Philadelphia has 3 teams in and Texas has none.
Lombard Street in San Francisco is a beautiful, steep, curvy road. Sometimes called the crookedest street in America. However it’s not even the crookedest street in the city. Vermont Street is and I think these maps will prove my point.
The street lines are San Francisco basemap street centerlines
downloaded as a shapefile from data.sfgov.org
This short animation displays the states with a lower total population than Americas most populated city, New York City. New York City is a tall blue point raised to its population. The 39 states with a lower population have been raised to their population as well. The color scheme emphasizes the population, green for low through yellow and orange then red for the higher populated states. The 11 remaining states where left grey and at a height of zero. Alaska and Hawaii where moved closer to the lower 48 so they would fit into the screen better.
The data used is from the census bureau website, they are estimates from July 1, 2011.
This map shows the cities with a larger population than the lowest populated state Wyoming, 31 cities in total. The data is from the US census Bureau, it is current estimates as of July 1, 2011.
Website I copied data from: http://www.census.gov/popest/data/index.html
Here are all the land boundaries of the world. Where people decided to draw lines in the dirt and separate land into countries. Some follow rivers or other natural barriers, but most don’t. The colors only distinguish different continents. Australia, Antarctica and other islands aren’t here because they have no land boundary.
The 5 longest are: 1) Russia / Kazakhstan
2) USA / Canada - This is the lower 48 states/Canada border only. I’m considering the Alaska/Canada border separate from the lower 48 states/Canada border. These two countries do have the overall longest land boundary.
3) Chile / Argentina
4) China / Mongolia
5) China / Russia
Data from www.naturalearthdata.com