Remember that time you were sitting by the fire reading The Lord of the Rings and thought to yourself, “Gee golly. I sure wish I could have a map of my hometown drawn in the style of J. R. R. Tolkien’s map of Middle-earth. That sure would be swell. Gee willikers. If only.” Well, your dreams have come true. Geographer Stentor Danielson has an Etsy store called Mapsburgh where he draws real cities as Tolkien maps. He also takes custom orders.
Real cities drawn as fantasy maps
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Chances it’s a Friend’s Birthday Every Single Day of the Year
If it seems like every day you log in to Facebook, it’s someone’s birthday, you’re probably not that far off.
Relationship Status Geography
Some places attract young singles, whereas others attract married couples and families. I was curious how this varied across the country, so I mapped it.
Occupation Growth and Decline
We looked at shifts in job distribution over the past several decades, but it was difficult to see by how much each occupation group changed individually. This chart makes the changes more obvious.