Wednesday, January 14, 2009

George W. Bush's America

The January February Issue of The Atlantic Magazine uses a map of the United States to provide quantifiable changes between 2000 and 2008.

Then and Now: the Bush Years. Click on map for larger image:

Via The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century

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At Thursday, January 15, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

kinda useless. Not a spatial information.

At Thursday, January 15, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Thanks for the comment, George. Nice speech tonight.

At Friday, January 16, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

I'm with Anonymous, though -- I was disappointed to see that they used the form of a map without making an item's position within the map meaningful. All of the individual statistics are interesting enough, but there's nothing particularly cartographic about 'em.

At Friday, January 16, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

True, but that can be said about many of the "maps" I highlight here.

"...and maps as an element of design."

Just follow the "maps as art" tag:

many of those maps are not representational of a specific place, but maps are used to evoke an emotional response.

At Friday, January 16, 2009 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

The authors wanted to emaphasize "Bush's America"... I suppose they could have used an American flag instead of a map of the continental 48...

At Thursday, January 22, 2009 , Blogger paintandink said...

I like the use of the map of the U.S. to contain the information: it is spatial, as these are American statistics, are they not? They wouldn't work if you imposed them on top of a map of Europe.

The statistics themselves are intriguing, too. Some very different from what I would have expected.


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