Note — Sep 06, 2020


  • 🇺🇸 🤩 The True Colors of America’s Political Spectrum Are Gray and Green. “This is a grid of aerial images taken across the contiguous United States, selected at random and arranged by political leaning. The neighborhoods on the left voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016, while President Trump received outsize support in the landscapes on the right. Those in the middle were more evenly divided.”
  • 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Dividing line: The past, present and future of the 100th Meridian. “Today, the 100th meridian is still considered a climatic boundary line, but that will likely change in the coming decades: The 51-centimeter rainfall line is gradually moving east due to climate change, according to recent research.” (Via Deb Chachra.)
  • 🌳🐦 🔊 Sometimes the internet is awesome. Sounds of the Forest. “We are collecting the sounds of woodlands and forests from all around the world, creating a growing soundmap bringing together aural tones and textures from the world’s woodlands.”
  • 🤩 Mapping a World of Cities “is a digital collaboration between ten map libraries and collections in the United States. Covering four centuries, these maps show how world cities changed alongside the changing art and science of cartography”