Maps without Alaska

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newsweek:

These are the top 10 cable companies across the country.

Alaska has GCI. Woo. 

newsweek:

These are the top 10 cable companies across the country.

Alaska has GCI. Woo. 

— 2 months ago with 68 notes
"The relentless correcting of maps may seem like a petty act of a senator with too much time on his hands. But this isn’t just a lark, it’s a survival technique. Survival to keep Alaska in the American imagination and thus never completely out of sight from the country’s businessmen and appropriators."

Mark Begich fights to put Alaska back on the map - The Washington Post

Mark Begich, hero to the Maps Without Alaska blog.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
mapsontheweb:

Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

It is probably just as well that we are not on this map. 

mapsontheweb:

Where Americans Get Enough Exercise

It is probably just as well that we are not on this map. 

(via errthng)

— 3 months ago with 97 notes
mapiverse:

American diversity map by Langston Hughes, 1940s.

This map, issued by the Council Against Intolerance in America in 1940, shows the ethnic groups living in the United States, offering a picture of their geographical locations, typical employment, and religious commitments.

Source: Slate

In this map’s defense, we were only a territory, and wouldn’t be a state for another 19 years. 

mapiverse:

American diversity map by Langston Hughes, 1940s.

This map, issued by the Council Against Intolerance in America in 1940, shows the ethnic groups living in the United States, offering a picture of their geographical locations, typical employment, and religious commitments.

Source: Slate

In this map’s defense, we were only a territory, and wouldn’t be a state for another 19 years. 

(via fuckyeahcartography)

— 3 months ago with 65 notes
laughingsquid:

Map of the Population Distribution of the United States Measured in Canadas

There’s a good joke to be made here about the ironies of geography, and Alaska’s low population relative to Canada, but I’m too dumb to make it. 

laughingsquid:

Map of the Population Distribution of the United States Measured in Canadas

There’s a good joke to be made here about the ironies of geography, and Alaska’s low population relative to Canada, but I’m too dumb to make it. 

— 3 months ago with 940 notes
theatlantic:

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Maps, as I’ve written before, are inherently subjective—no matter how detailed or scientific, they reflect our worldview and the age in which we’re living, not to mention the difficulty of projecting a spherical globe onto a plane surface. Now compound these challenges by asking 30 people to sketch a map of the world from memory. What would you get?
In the summer of 2012, Zak Ziebell, now a 17-year-old high school senior in San Antonio, did just that.
Read more. [Image: Zak Ziebell]


SO basically the entire world forgets about us. Awesome. 

theatlantic:

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Maps, as I’ve written before, are inherently subjective—no matter how detailed or scientific, they reflect our worldview and the age in which we’re living, not to mention the difficulty of projecting a spherical globe onto a plane surface. Now compound these challenges by asking 30 people to sketch a map of the world from memory. What would you get?

In the summer of 2012, Zak Ziebell, now a 17-year-old high school senior in San Antonio, did just that.

Read more. [Image: Zak Ziebell]

SO basically the entire world forgets about us. Awesome. 

(via npr)

— 3 months ago with 1295 notes

creature-a:

#A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States (X)

No weird sex laws here, nosiree.

(via fuckyeahcartography)

— 3 months ago with 1330 notes
maptitude1:

This map shows total poverty rates by county in the United States for 2012.

Always a special kick in the pants when they put Hawaii on the map and not Alaska. 

maptitude1:

This map shows total poverty rates by county in the United States for 2012.

Always a special kick in the pants when they put Hawaii on the map and not Alaska. 

(via fuckyeahcartography)

— 3 months ago with 74 notes
jenndlv:

LOL what. Take the test here.

No one really BELONGS in Alaska….

jenndlv:

LOL what. Take the test here.

No one really BELONGS in Alaska….

— 3 months ago with 3 notes