Monday, December 31, 2012

Map of the Day: Census Dot Map

Brandon Martin-Anderson, a graduate student at MIT, thought that roads, state borders, and topographical features cluttered otherwise informative maps of population density in the USA.

In response he took block data from the 2010 Census and converted the USA's population into points on a map. That's right: The map shows one point for every person in the country, and nothing else.  The result is very cool:

Screen Shot 2012-12-30 at 5.11.46 PM

The original, full map on Martin-Anderson's website is fully zoomable down to .  Check it out here.

Steve Clowney

(HT: Gizmodo)

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