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Adults with college degrees, over time

The Chronicle of Higher Education lets you explore the percentage of adults with college degrees from 1940 up to present, by county. Press play and…

What your state is the worst at – United States of shame

In a survey of rankings from a variety of sources, Pleated Jeans maps the United States of Shame. Because all states must be bad at…

Map: United States of surnames

Mina Liu and Oliver Uberti for National Geographic examine the most common surnames across the country: What's in a Surname? A new view of the…

Map of scientific collaboration between researchers

In the spirit of the well-circulated Facebook friendship map by Paul Butler, research analyst Olivier Beauchesne at Science-Metrix examines scientific collaboration around the world from…

Where people swear in the United States

Cartographer Daniel Huffman has a look at swearing in the United States, according to geocoded tweets: Isolines are based upon an interpolated surface generated from…

Open thread: Is this map too confusing?

This map, a collaboration between Good and Gregory Hubacek, shows three metrics from the most recent American Community Survey by the US Census: high school…

Haiti’s earthquake in context

Haiti's earthquake in 2010 was by far the most devastating in a long time. There were an estimated 222,570 casualties as a result. However, as…

Aerial photos of destruction in Haiti, one year later

In memory of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti one year ago on January 12, 2010, the New York Times shows aerial photos of Port-au-Prince…

Mapping and documenting a year of travels

Cartographer Andy Woodruff documents all the places he goes, resulting in the pretty map above. I have collected all my travels within the immediate local…

Football supporter map of London

Map of London colored by what team the majority supports. Not much of a soccer... ahem, sorry, football fan. Accurate? [QPRdotorg via We Love Datavis]…

Our changing world in cartograms

In this series of interactive cartograms, FedEx shows our changing world (and I guess, how they are changing with it) through a variety of worldwide…

Map of North American English dialects and subdialects

Rick Aschmann has made a hobby out of studying and mapping North American English dialects: This is just a little hobby of mine, that I…

Old map shows slavery in the United States

In 1864, drawing on the most recent 1860 Census data, the United States Coast Survey issued this choropleth map depicting counties with relatively high slave…

MacGyver guide on how to use a map

You might think that the only use for a map is to find directions to where you want to go. Or since you're a FlowingData…

Mapping demographics of every block and city in America

Government data technology has felt behind the times the past few years with outdated Java applets and such, which makes it tedious to look at…

Filling in the black holes of the Facebook friendship map

While it was fun looking at the worldwide connections on Facebook, I thought it was more interesting to look at the places where there were…

Facebook worldwide friendships mapped

As we all know, people all over the world use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family. You meet someone. You friend him or…

How the world searched in 2010

Google recaps search trends for the year in Google Zeitgeist 2010, from the World Cup and the Olympics to the earthquake in Haiti and the…

The United States of Autocomplete

Very Small Array has some fun with Google's autocomplete. Utah... Jazz. Kentucky... Fried Chicken. New York... Times. [Very Small Array via @mericson]…

Awards from Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Between February 17, 2009 to September 30, 2010, 88,791 awards have been funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This animated map shows where…

Evolution of the two-party vote during past century

Political science PhD candidate David Sparks has look at the evolution of the two-party vote: Using county-level data, I spatially and temporally interpolated presidential vote…

Mapping human development in America

In work with the American Human Development Project, Rosten Woo and Zachary Watson map the Human Development Index, along with many other indicators in this…