Maps without Alaska
*American women dying in Red States.
Ooof. I don’t think I want to see this one.
If you like that linework of the U.S., it’s 100% free to download and use from Project Linework. And, in fact, that was the basic impetus for making this map: just something fun and simple to show off the linework, so it’s not the most earth-shattering in terms of data.
While researching the locations, though, I did come across some neat issues when it comes to the siting of data centers: state governments will give big breaks on property taxes for the luxury of attracting a data center to a rural community, even if the centers themselves produce a noxious amount of noise. Site selectors are also looking for places with lots of cheap, clean electricity, accounting for much of the data centers located in hydropower-rich regions.
Alaska? Yep. Nope.
This is a Voronoi decomposition of the Lower 48 states using the state capitals as seeds i.e. US states redrawn for optimal distance to the nearest capital
This map can be forgiven for excluding us because a) it is cool math stuff and b) it actually clarifies that it’s only the lower 48. Very nice.
U.S. map in accordance to how often an act of “pride” is committed (610x468)
You don’t’ want to know.
Alaska is 51.7% male.
Mapping Food Deserts
The USDA has released their Food Access Research Atlas—a tool that lets policymakers, advocates, and community members see where food deserts are located throughout the U.S. Food deserts are areas where people have difficulty accessing fresh, healthy food.
Yeah, that’d be pretty much all of Alaska.
In my time at SXSW I met four other Alaskans - a woman from Eagle River, and the band Portugal.The Man, who hail from Wasilla, AK, just up the road from my mother.
my friend is from France and this is her map of the US omg
I don’t think I ever met a single French person in Alaska. I did take four years of French lessons, though, and my high school French class took a trip to Paris!
We just use our shirt to clean the dishes.
I suppose adding Northern Exposure to this map wouldn’t have helped, since it was filmed in Washington.
If America were apple pie, would you get a slice or a crumb?
It’s cool. Just ignore 17% of the country’s land mass that is Alaska’s 663,000 square miles.
30 Days of Night. Northern Exposure. Insomnia. Star Trek VI: Undiscovered Country. I think they also filmed a Jean Claude Van Damme film in my home down.
U.S. County-level Foreclosure Rates, 2007-2008 [3600x2400] [OC]
Everyone in Alaska rents anyway.
A Texan’s map of the United States.
Har har. Little Texas, half the size of Alaska, thinking it’s all big n stuff.