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July 23, 2014


postgraphics:

Tobacco smoking in the U.S.

Americans have been smoking fewer cigarettes every year for nearly 50 years running, but some states, age groups and demographics have been better about kicking the habit, or never even picking up the butt.

July 22, 2014


People with favourable opinion of Russia

Tom1099:

Survey results published on 09.07.2014 by Pew Research Centre.

July 22, 2014
July 21, 2014


Heat Map of Bicycle Trips in Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, ON.

Source

Eudaimonics:

Lighter the color, the more trips taken. For the most park, the lightest routes are dedicated bike paths.

July 21, 2014
















szyymcio:

2006-2011 population change in major Polish metropolitan areas

Thanks to the wonderful Eurostat dataset I have used already in the past, I was able to create those beautiful maps showing population change in a 5-year span between 2006 and 2011. It is clearly visible how much suburbanization are major cities undergoing but there are also some spots where people move back to the urban cores.

July 21, 2014


transitmaps:

Historical Map: Nicholson’s Complete London Guide Bus Map, c. 1980

Unusual and potentially confusing bus map that chooses to colour-code routes by the major thoroughfare that they travel down: all Oxford Street buses are orange, all Farringdon Road buses are lime green, etc. However it’s all a bit of a mess, made more so by the strangely yellow/orange-heavy colour palette. Westminster Bridge is crossed by six routes; five of them are way too similar to each other (orange-brown, yellow, orange, another orange-brown and lime green). Only the dark green Victoria Street route line provides sufficient contrast with the other lines here.

The map also requires the user to have more than a passing familiarity with London bus routes, as it only lists their route number as they leave the map, not their destination. I know that Route 9 passes through Piccadilly, but where does it go after that? A travel-savvy Londoner might know, but a tourist may not.

Reminiscent of this similarly confusing central Sydney bus map from 2000, although at least the Sydney map tells you the final destination of the bus routes!

Our rating: Idiosyncratic, strange and not actually terribly useful. One-and-a-half stars.

1.5 Stars

Source: grepnold/Flickr

July 20, 2014


transitmaps:

Historical Map: Nicholson’s Complete London Guide Bus Map, c. 1980

Unusual and potentially confusing bus map that chooses to colour-code routes by the major thoroughfare that they travel down: all Oxford Street buses are orange, all Farringdon Road buses are lime green, etc. However it’s all a bit of a mess, made more so by the strangely yellow/orange-heavy colour palette. Westminster Bridge is crossed by six routes; five of them are way too similar to each other (orange-brown, yellow, orange, another orange-brown and lime green). Only the dark green Victoria Street route line provides sufficient contrast with the other lines here.

The map also requires the user to have more than a passing familiarity with London bus routes, as it only lists their route number as they leave the map, not their destination. I know that Route 9 passes through Piccadilly, but where does it go after that? A travel-savvy Londoner might know, but a tourist may not.

Reminiscent of this similarly confusing central Sydney bus map from 2000, although at least the Sydney map tells you the final destination of the bus routes!

Our rating: Idiosyncratic, strange and not actually terribly useful. One-and-a-half stars.

1.5 Stars

Source: grepnold/Flickr

July 20, 2014


Current and former places that include the name “United States”

Fweepi:

I created this map using info from this wikipedia article.

Current:

  • Obviously, The United States of America.

  • It may surprise some that Mexico’s official name is the United Mexican States.

Former:

This is the first map like this that I’ve made, so please pardon any errors. It should be noted that a lot of these names were short-lived.

July 19, 2014

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