The NY Times published an article that uses Facebook “likes” by zip code to map out college football loyalty. It’s interesting to see how the mapped data shows whole states where one college dominates while some states are carved up into niches. Check out what team your neighbors are rooting for.
An Oregon cartographer by the name of David Imus spent 6,000 hours to create an absolutely brilliant wall map of the US. He places labels in ways that are useful and easy to read (no algorithms used). Imus captured important bits of info that are generally ignored like ferry routes and his attention to detail is amazing. I’m hoping to be able to purchase one in the future.
Read Slate’s article on the map here.
I’m speaking at the National Association of Cartographic Information Society’s (NACIS) annual conference next month. I’m giving a presentation during the Geographic Data Collections Day session. Stop by and listen and say hi!