Category Archives: Maps

The New York Times explores the 2010 Census

Last year, I pointed to an interactive racial/ethnic dot map modeled on the maps of Eric Fischer that The New York Times had created using the Census projections available at the time.  With the release of the 2010 Census data, … Continue reading

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Where are the terrorists?

Last night, I found out via Facebook that there was an interesting glitch in Google Translate.  The original message went as thus: Jews are terrorists Americans are terrorists Arabs are terrorists” if you put this in google translate, it says … Continue reading

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The New York Times displays racial distribution nationwide

The New York Times has generated a pan-and-zoom map of the United States that shows the distribution of racial and ethnic groups, using a method very similar to that of Bill Rankin and Eric Fischer in the maps that I … Continue reading

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A look at the Aral Sea

SpaceGizmo points to this lovely image of the South Aral Sea basin taken by NASA’s Landsat 5 satellite.  The white areas are sort of a “bathtub ring” of salt indicating the area that was once covered by this sea, which … Continue reading

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Two interesting points

I left a comment on Eric Fischer’s photoset laying out some of my thoughts on the coloring of his urban racial/ethnic distribution maps, to which he had the following response: Thanks for trying out some other colors! To my (red-green-colorblind) … Continue reading

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Musings on map coloration

While checking my feed reader for the day, I noticed that Andrew Gelman had come across the same set of maps by Eric Fischer that I referenced in the previous post.  Intrigued, I checked the comments.  At the time, the … Continue reading

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American metropolitan racial segregation mapped

FlowingData pointed out a stunning array of maps showing racial distributions in 40 major American metropolitan areas made by Eric Fischer.  Fischer modeled his maps off of the following presentation of the racial distribution of Chicago done by Bill Rankin: … Continue reading

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