Related: someone found a way to make me interested in the NFL. Interesting how the fans track state lines so closely in some cases but not others. (The distribution of Raiders fans is surprising to me, not that I know anything about this.)
Fascinating map of heritage languages in America other than English. The picture is even more interesting with Spanish removed:
This would be more interesting if we had a higher-res image. You can see that the third most common language in Santa Clara County is Vietnamese, though, which I wasn’t aware of before moving here.
(Source: , via sb-cd)
Eric Fischer’s map of race and ethnicity in the South Bay, based on 2010 census data. Fischer has also created similar maps for about 100 other metropolitan areas.
Red = non-Hispanic white, yellow = Hispanic, light green = Asian, blue = African-American. Each dot is 25 residents.
Map Symbols: River Features | Latvia | 1920s
CUNY’s Center for Urban Research has made a 1943 New York City Market Analysis, containing photographs, descriptions, and demographic data for each of the city’s neighborhoods, available online. Their overview of the data notes some interesting points; for instance, the population of many of the densest areas has actually fallen since 1943:
Diagrams from Galina Tachieva, Sprawl Repair Manual, 2010
Here’s something interesting: the Austrian government has made laser altimetry data available online. Here, you can see some 19thC fortifications and WWII bomb craters that are invisible in the satellite photograph. (via)
I might’ve posted this a long time ago, but I don’t remember: Neil Freeman’s hypothetical map of 50 states equal in population. I suspect that Detroit and Chicago, among others, would be significantly different places if they could elect their own senators.
(It’s hard to see at this scale, but it looks like he solved the New York City problem by folding Brooklyn and Queens into the State of Long Island.)