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Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Here’s another map featuring data from the U.S. Census, this time broken down into neighborhoods (actually census tracts). You can look up how much money households in your surrounding area make, as well as any neighborhood in the nation. For example, the median household income in my county is $17,898, which is about half of [...]

Census Dotmap

Brandon Martin-Anderson created a map of the United States made only of dots. There are 308,450,225 dots, one for every person counted in the 2010 US Census! The map is zoomable at the site, in case you want to zoom in and see your dot. Good luck, as there are no state or city boundaries, [...]

New Map of Earth’s Animals

Naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, constructed a map of the world’s animals. Now that map has been updated, with new information gleaned over the past century about where the Earth’s animal species live. It includes data on 20,000 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians.   The global map data can be used [...]

A Woman’s Heart, According to the 1800s

Ladies, this is a map of our hearts. Like any old map, it’s safe to assume the cartographer was operating with limited tools and resources and under the influence of societal expectations. So don’t be offended that Love of Dress and Display hold such a geographical prominence, or that the Country of Eligibleness is not [...]

Map of the ‘Verse

Take my love, take my Flash Take me where I cannot browse I don’t care, I’m still free You can’t take HTML5 from me This one’s for you, Browncoats. [...]

The Internet Map

No matter how much you zoom out, The Internet Map is bigger than you think. Developed by Ruslan Enikeev, it includes the 350,000 largest sites on the web! I’m pretty sure the different colors represent different languages. Neatorama is the medium-sized blue dot between Boing Boing and Buzzfeed, to the left of reddit. There’s a [...]

U.S. Map of Public Shootings

You might be surprised at how many multiple-victim public shootings happen in the U.S. Here’s an interactive map that plots such shootings going back to only 2005. Click on a dot at the site to pull up more information. Since posting this map, the Daily Beast has received more information from readers, so they’ve set [...]

The United States of Craigslist

Image: IDVsolutions/Flickr John Nelson of IDV Solutions graphed the map of the United States, according to the areas that have their own Craigslist board: … here is a map that approximates geographic coverage to individual [...]

Film Map

From Dorothy Collective, it’s the followup to their Song Map project: a map featuring places gleaned from your favorite movies. A street map made up of over 900 film titles including cinema classics such as Lost Highway, On the Waterfront, Jurassic Park, Reservoir Dogs, Carlito’s Way, Nightmare on Elm Street, Valley of the Dolls and Chinatown. Yes, [...]

Subway Map Made of Straws

Photo: Jean-luc Brouard Kyle Bean (previously on Neatorama) is back with this gem, a drinking straw map of the London Underground. Certainly puts a new spin on "Tube Map": Link [...]