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We’ve gone Map Crazy, part II!

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On November 10, 2004 @ 12:10 am In Politics | Comments Disabled

Last week, we admitted to going a little Map Crazy! [1]

Apparently, we aren’t the only ones. Since that post, some 40,000+
map freaks per day have perused our humble little cartographic collection our sister blog, essays & effluvia [2].

Well, Democracy is all about giving the people what they want. Apparently, what they want is more maps, dammit.

Who am I to stand in the way of a popular uprising? Here’s the latest batch:

Voting: Free versus Slave States [3]   

Look how far we’ve come as a country

Red States Feed at Federal Trough, Blue States Supply the Feed [4]
So much for self-reliance

Cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election [5]
Land doesn’t vote, people do — that’s what this map depicts

Population Density Electoral Map [6]
Most of the Red States are actually empty spaces (compare this with the next map)

2004 U.S. Presidential Election Results by County (pop density) [7]
showing the more heavily populated counties in 3D display

Red & Blue World [8]   
The world couldn’t vote — but if they did 
(this map reflects populace, not governments) 

The Kids Are Alright [9]   

How did the young’uns vote, and where?

County-by-County vote, with Population [10] 
More purple than red or blue

Blue and Red within States [11]
States are actually fairly evenly divided (duh, 51-48)

Demographics versus Geography [12]
When you finally tire of maps, here’s the Demographic breakdown

I suspect this will be it for map madness. If I have overlooked any truly outstanding maps of interest — kindly send a note to thebigpicture -at- optonline -dot- net .   


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URLs in this post:

[1] Map Crazy!: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2004/11/weve_gone_map_c.html

[2] essays & effluvia: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/

[3] Voting: Free versus Slave States: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/voting_free_ves.html

[4] Red States Feed at Federal Trough, Blue States Supply the Feed: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/red_states_feed.html

[5] Cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/cartograms_of_t.html

[6] Population Density Electoral Map: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/population_dens.html

[7] 2004 U.S. Presidential Election Results by County (pop density): http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/2004_us_preside.html

[8] Red & Blue World: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/red_blue_world.html

[9] The Kids Are Alright: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/the_kids_are_al.html

[10] County-by-County vote, with Population: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/countybycounty_.html

[11] Blue and Red within States: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/blue_and_red_wi.html

[12] Demographics versus Geography: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/writing/2004/11/demographics_ve.html

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