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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Common Census 

I'm not sure what this project is likely to uncover, but since I like maps, I find it intrinsically interesting — The CommonCensus Map Project. The stated goal is:
... to show how the country is organized culturally, as opposed to traditional political boundaries. It shows how the country is divided into 'spheres of influence' between different cities at the national, regional, and local levels.
There also is a second project to map loyalty to different sports teams. The current MLB map shows, for instance, that Red Sox Nation is alive and strong throughout New England, as would be expected, as well as throughout Utah and bits of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, which is a little surprising as we don't even have a farm team out that way ...

Anyway, they're looking for more data to improve all the maps, so if you haven't already done so, go and give the project a look-see; they especially need more data from more rural/exurban areas.

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