Map of the Straight of Magellan from 1611
January 28, 2015
Map of the Straight of Magellan from 1611
January 28, 2015


Canada seen from the Southeast. Made by Richard Harrisson in 1952.

January 27, 2015


States that have had Jewish Governors

Jewbilant:

This is where I found the list. The list excludes Marvin Mandel of Maryland. Don’t think I missed anyone else. There was a case to include George Allen, but I didn’t think that made much sense. His case is basically the same as John Kerry’s.

January 27, 2015
The first white-nose syndrome map update of 2015 comes following the announcement of Pd being detected in a cave in Wisconsin's Dane County.
January 27, 2015


Ukraine, voting correlations

atrubetskoy:

This is part of a bigger project about voting patterns/divides in Europe.

The electoral division in Ukraine is very well-publicized, with countless maps all over Western media cropping up, showing the diagonal line that splits the country roughly north-south.

Tl;dr: The forests, home to Slavic peoples for millennia, were the cradle of a Ukrainian culture. The Turkic-inhabited steppes were conquered by Russia and were settled by peoples culturally closer to Russia, solidifying in the early 1800s.

A methodological note regarding the language map (since this is very contentious):

Many people are used to seeing this map, which shows Ukrainians’ “native language”. However, this does not show what language is used throughout daily life. With the help of Twitter and Vkontakte (Ukraine’s most popular social network), we can see something a little closer to the true language divide.

January 27, 2015


dsemitekol:

Showing Chicago’s median (average) income from 1980 to 2012 per census tract in 2012 adjusted dollars.

January 26, 2015


1913 proposal for a US national highway network

guspolly:

Zoomable tilemap version here

Writeup from the World Digital Library:

The National Highways Association (NHA) was established in 1911 to promote the development of an improved national road network in the United States. Under the slogan “Good roads for everyone!” the NHA advocated the building and permanent maintenance by the federal government of a system of 50,000 miles (some 80,500 kilometers) of highways. This system was to be composed of six main national highways, 13 trunk national highways, and 40 link highways. The link highways, the NHA explained, would connect “the Mains and Trunks” and reach out “in all directions until the country as a whole is covered with almost a spider-web tracery of highways.” This map issued by the NHA in 1913 shows the proposed system, with colors used to denote the different categories of highways. Besides issuing brochures and circulars aimed at convincing citizens of the need for a national road system, the NHA was a prolific producer of maps. Cartographic work was done at an office in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, where approximately 40 people were employed on the property of Charles Henry Davis (1865–1951), president and cofounder of the NHA. Davis believed that these maps would be helpful to a national highways commission that he hoped would be established and that they would assist the states in integrating their roads into a national system. Congress never embraced the plan put forward by the NHA, but the organization and its maps helped to promote the cause of a national road network.

January 26, 2015


Death Penalty in the US

January 26, 2015


Rent and Housing Values in the United States, 1940-2000

elongatedmuffin:

Rent source and housing source. I used the adjusted to 2000 dollars.

I apologize in advance for not including Hawaii and Alaska.

January 25, 2015
In his 1878 Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, John Wesley Powell, the first white explorer of the Colorado River, proposed to organize governance units of the West according to hydrological boundaries - watersheds - instead of state lines. If Congress had followed his recommendations the Western United States would have been organised following this map. From Venue
January 24, 2015
The Europe that Was, 16,000 BCE, including Doggerland.
January 24, 2015
Lopo Homem-Reinéis, Terra Brasilis, 1519
January 24, 2015


Map of New Amsterdam

January 24, 2015


New York in 1777

January 24, 2015


Rent and Housing Values in the United States, 1940-2000

elongatedmuffin:

Housing source and rent source

I apologize in advance for leaving out Hawaii and Alaska.

January 24, 2015
The map of the continental United States contains an elf making chicken
January 24, 2015

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