Maps

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Sunsquatch, the only eclipse map you need

It’s solar eclipse time. There have been a lot of maps leading up to this point, but this one by Joshua Stevens is the only one you really need. The overlap between sasquatch sightings and the total eclipse path. Tags: eclipse

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How far you can drive out of the city in one hour

Using anonymized cell phone data from Here Technologies, Sahil Chinoy for The Washington Post mapped how far you can drive out of major cities during various times of the day. I used to do the kind of math — as I muttered in rage driving out of Los Angeles during rush hour, which by the way is four hours long. Tags: commute, Washington Post

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Where North Korea can reach with its missiles

Troy Griggs and Karen Yourish for The New York Times mapped the estimated range of North Korea’s current missiles. They might be able to reach the continental United States now. Ugh. Just typing that, I feel uneasy. Tags: missile, New York Times, North Korea

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Perception of neighborhoods through Airbnb ratings

Beñat Arregi made a series of Airbnb maps with a simple premise. If you look at the average ratings for the location of listings in an area, you’ll see how the area is perceived by visitors. And that’s what he got. Tags: AirBNB

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Music preference geography

Travel to different parts of the country, and you hear different types of music on replay. Josh Katz for The Upshot mapped the regionality based on the popularity of artists on YouTube. Of the artists on the Billboard Top 100 this spring, we looked at the 50 that were most watched on YouTube in the United States between January 2016 and April 2017. Each map shows relative popularity in different...

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Interactive shows map projections with a face

We’ve seen faces as map projections before, but this is 63 projections on one page. Plus, you can click and drag to change the center points to see how different parts of the face change. Tags: projections

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Boeing draws a plane in the sky with flight path

In a test flight, Boeing took the thing where you draw using your GPS path to a whole different level. They drew the outline of a plane that spanned the latitude of the conterminous United States. Tags: Boeing, flight

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Flow of goods between states

Using data from the Freight Analysis Framework, Chris Canipe for Axios mapped the flow of goods between states. Select a category of goods from the dropdown, and the map shows total kilotons of the selected goods shipped out of each state through freight. Thicker arrows represent more kilotons. Tags: freight

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Google Trends eclipse interest

I feel like the large-volume coverage of the upcoming eclipse doesn’t quite match actual interest. I keep seeing graphics, but haven’t heard a peep in real life. But maybe that’s because I don’t live in the path. This map shows the Google search trends for eclipse, which matches the path of the full eclipse. [via @jscarto] Tags: eclipse, Google Trends

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Satellite view of the upcoming eclipse’s path

In case you didn’t hear, a solar eclipse is on the way that will be visible on August 21. The total solar eclipse will be visible along a path across the country. The Washington Post, continuing their coverage of the topic, shows the path from above using satellite imagery. See also: every total solar eclipse ever. Tags: eclipse, Washington Post

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