Covid-19 in the USA, In Maps.

March 2020 to now has been a nightmare of a time. With the Covid-19 pandemic raging in the USA, and in other parts of the world, this has disrupted travel, the economy, and just everyday life. Wearing masks has become the norm. Terms like “social distance” have become part of the lexicon. Many places have…

The Normandy Landings

June 6, 1944. The largest seaborne military operation would come into fruition. It would be a military operation that would alter the course of WWII, the Western Front. The Normandy region of France was under Nazi occupation at the time. ¬†Allied forced landed on the beaches of Normandy. What would becoming known as D-Day would…

The Gall-Peters Projection Isn’t Good For Boston Public Schools

Over the past week, Boston Public Schools has decided to forego the use of the Mercator projection in classrooms. What is going to replace the projection? The Gall-Peters. Why? Africa and South America appear small on the map. This is the thing about the Gall-Peters projection. It is no less distorted than the Mercator projection….

Map of the USA’s GDP

A map can reveal alot of things. For instance, this map from Business Insider. What the map reveals is where half of the GDP comes from. And according to the map, half of it comes from the top 23 metropolitan areas of the USA. What this map does not show, however, is by what industries…

Of Maps of Nicknames

A map can tell you a few things about a place. Where a place is, the things in that place, certain physical features, statistics. A map can tell you what it intends to tell you. A map can also be an indicator of a city’s nickname. Two cities to look at are New Orleans and…