When asking the question “What percentage of dry land does the largest private landholder in the world own” you might think some megacorporation owns maybe 1% or even less. It raises the question, how much land could one human even … Continue reading
Links to higher quality maps: https://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?/img/maps/calcagno-2001-07-22.gif https://transitmap.net/post-911-subway/ In large metropolises like New York City, transportation infrastructure is crucial to the function of the city. Public transportation such as metro lines, bus routes, and taxis along with road infrastructure like interstate … Continue reading
https://www.cdc.gov/gis/public-health-maps.htm My choice for the atlas of the week is the CDC’s Atlas of Public Health. The maps include public healthcare maps, cancer mortality maps, health crises maps, and more. I chose this atlas because I love the interactive features … Continue reading
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Protest maps allow marginalized groups to harness the “mythical power” of maps to challenge the status quo. But even protest maps can use harmful stereotypes and gross distortions to make their arguments about social change. This map is important because … Continue reading
Starkey’s Collection of Maps: https://starkeycomics.com/maps/
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=15/40.9683/-73.7046 My choice for atlas of the week is OpenStreetMap, an open-source, Wikipedia-styled map of the world of which anyone can contribute to anywhere. I chose this because it reflects all the novel integrations the internet has provided to the … Continue reading
How a coastline 100 million years ago influences modern election results in Alabama When looking at a map, we often take for granted the things that the map presents to us. Of course, we can shove a map to our … Continue reading