Thursday, November 30, 2006

MOTW #54

Pop vs. Soda - what do you think? The image below links to several interactive maps and a whole research study about who calls soft drinks which generic names in various regions of the country. Like the famous "mayonnaise line" there are distinctive lines between pop, soda and coke regions. Also note the odd outlying regions around St Louis and Milwaukee.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

MOTW #53

The Livingston County (Michigan) Historical and Genealogical Project has posted the entire USA section of Rand McNally's "New 11 x 14 Atlas of the World" from 1895. Click on the map and scroll down a ways (below the Pledge of Allegiance) to get to the list of states. Click the "button" underneath any state to get a state map or a map for any county in that state.

Thursday, November 9, 2006

MOTW #52

This is a map from CNN showing the US Senate makeup after the 2006 election. Note that the middle color on the legend does not match the color on the map.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

MOTW #51

Here is a map showing trends and possible results for next Tuesday's election

MOTW #50

A fake map that arrived as the cover of Funny Times.