Map link It’s official: People in Red States are fatter, more likely to own a gun, less educated, and spend a lot of time in Wal Mart… Data via Benjamin K. Bergen U. California, San Diego. http://www2.hawaii.edu/~bergen/bush.html Unemployment Data from Department of Labor: http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/lauhsthl.htm Gun Ownership data from Washington Post: http://bit.ly/9jW17G Religious Adherence from ARDA: http://www.thearda.com/rcms2010/
I attended the monthly Phnom Penh GIS meetup yesterday and there was an interesting discussion on lying with maps, or more accurately, misrepresenting data. With this discussion fresh in my mind I was thumbing through today’s Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia’s largest English language daily newspaper), and saw an article titled Kingdom’s arable land all but gone with a map that caught my eye: If you don’t have time to read the whole article, I will summarize it for you: A local human rights NGO has created a map showing economic land concessions in Cambodia. Economic land concessions are a contentious issue […]
Details are sketchy, as the saying goes, but the rumor is that the US bombing data from SE Asia was accidentally discovered in the basement of a data clerk, when it was being cleared out after he died. Whatever the real story is, this data is still very topical, some 40 years after the fact.
Using a base layer such as Google Maps or Open Street Map is a great way to easily add context and extra detail to your map. Today I’ll share with you some tips on how they can be used most effectively.