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Another cool map created from census data

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At first glance, it looks like a negative image of North American city lights at night.  But when you start zooming in... wow.



"...an interactive and zoomable map of the United States and Canada, made not from political boundaries or geographic landforms but rather of tiny dots — 341,817, 095 of them, to be exact — each one representing an individual person counted in the 2010 (US) and 2011 (Canada) censuses. There’s no other feature on this map except those dots, each randomly placed within the regional blocks used by the census, yet we still end up with a very recognizable structure."

-from: http://www.universet.../#ixzz2I3kfrP00

Dale Sanderson
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personally: cartophile and road-geek (my website)

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