Monday, March 15, 2010

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

What if all 300,000,000 Americans lived in one place, packed as densely as Brooklyn? Where would we fit?



Surprise! It's New Hampshire.

Via Rethinking the United States

UPDATE 3/22: A helpful reader, kshep, tells me that this infographic was created by Shane Keaney as part of a contest on Good.is. Thanks!



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16 Comments:

At Monday, March 15, 2010 , Blogger La Gringissima said...

Couldn't they move it a little farther south, like, say, Maryland?

 
At Monday, March 15, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Maybe we could just put a dome over the whole thing...

 
At Tuesday, March 16, 2010 , Blogger Elissa said...

Who'd grow the food?

 
At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

We'll leave a dozen people and some robots in Iowa.

 
At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Blogger elseesea said...

"We'd all be neighbors" - Sick! Neighbors are anti-American. Neighbors are unpatriotic. Neighbors are socialists. But, neighbors better pay taxes, so I can enjoy all my public services!

 
At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Blogger Jin said...

No office buildings? Swt!

 
At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Blogger Richard said...

A dome? Sounds to me like the city in "Logan's Run."

Anyway, the reason we don't already live as close as the people in Brooklyn is because WE DON'T WANT TO.

 
At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Anonymous Andrew said...

And if we get bombed, we'd be an easy target.

 
At Wednesday, March 17, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Oh, no! Not if we had a BOMB PROOF dome!

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Blogger Julian said...

Jeez, the traffic would be horrendous.

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

But I cannot wait to post the Transit Map!

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Anonymous kshep said...

Here's a link to the original post, with a few other similar infographics: http://www.good.is/post/design-an-infographic-about-neighborhoods-submissions

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Yes, I saw it on Good. But good is just reposting it from somewhere else, right? But now I can see that the full name of the designer is Shane Keaney.

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Ah, I see it was some sort of infographics contest, with many other interesting map graphics. Thanks!

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Anonymous Ian said...

If you did the same thing with Canada's population, you could fit them into Hong Kong with 131 square miles to spare for parks.

 
At Monday, March 22, 2010 , Blogger Un pOLKA DOT in Tampa said...

staying in florida.... warmer

 

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