One of those little known things … when I was in third grade, I wanted to be a cartographer. A mapmaker. And truth be told I still love looking at maps … the antique-y ones to this very day.
The kinds of maps that seem to get the most attention are ones like the ones I showed the other day. About “what are you the best at” and so on.
First is a map of baseball teams that are the favorites throughout the states here. And yes, I know the screenshot does not show Alaska or Hawaii.
If you click on this link it takes you to an interactive version of the thing. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/24/upshot/facebook-baseball-map.html?_r=0#4,41.161,-81.231
Then there was a map shown by a friend the other day which explained Poverty and the places where it was most segregated.
“The U.S. Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else”
And this map of places in the US where nobody lives.
What map lover wouldn’t want a map of something like that?
And here are a whole batch of maps that will make your blood boil. At least it did mine.
This is what happens when one of your friends is an Anthropologist.
You get a whole lot of really depressing maps.
Personally, I like maps that are a little more light-hearted.
Like the ones on the rest of the blog post today … courtesy of Bored Panda at http://www.boredpanda.com/fun-maps-they-didnt-teach-you-in-school/
Yes, I know there are a whole lot of maps about sex and alcohol … most of which I did not copy to the blog post today … but what the heck … it gives you an opportunity to go somewhere else and see them all.
My Dad reads this blog after all. I wouldn’t want him thinking I read stuff like that, would I?
He’ll know if he reads this, won’t he?
Well. Consider it an act of research on your part.