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Maps Show Obamacare Increasing the Number of Insured

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Putting aside the troubling issue of insurance rate hikes for a moment, these maps show Obamacare is working to increase the number of people with health insurance.  Especially in states that expanded Medicaid.  Read entire NYT article. Save

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Red States/Blue States Maps Explained

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

The standard USA maps showing red and blue fill states is a very misleading image because it conveys the physical size of a state, not it's electoral value. Yet the map is presented over and over again in the media.    Greg Miller, at National Geographic, takes a stab at improving the map graphics used to portray election information.  Greg uses the cartogram, in which the shape of each states is distorted to reflect the number of electoral votes they have.     Read Greg's article at National Geographic. Even more election map info from Greg here. SaveSaveSave

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Did You Know that Maps Are Popular Movie & TV Props?

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

It's true.  Hardly a week goes by when a set designer or producer doesn't contact Map Resources looking for a map they need for a scene.  Sometimes the map is just a general background graphic, but often it is well integrated into the plot.  Designers specify exactly what towns, streets, rivers they want to show.  Hey, that river might be where the body is dumped! It's easy to see why they come to Map Resources.  Besides the great stock supply of maps we have for immediate download, we can also make custom maps within a few days.  Plus our Extended...

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City Map Coloring Book??

Posted by Andrea Schultz on

I suppose it had to happen...With the adult coloring book trend skyrocketing throughout the publishing world, it was only a matter of time before a mapmaker joined in. "City Maps, A Coloring Book for Adults", by Gretchen Peterson. Maybe it's more relaxing color an intricate city map than a complex mandala. Certainly a good way to engage in a city before visiting it!  Save

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Look What Came in the Mail Today....

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Cooking With Kids, a beautiful set of cookbooks for the classroom.  And these are not just cookbooks, they are fully fleshed out curriculum for grades K-6. The cooking lessons incorporate Art, Literacy, Math, Health curriculum for specific grades.  With great advice on safety, teamwork, shopping, and planning. And the recipes actually look great! Our favorite part - of course - is the use of maps.  Kids get to see a map of the region or country where a food originated. A helpful aid for promoting geographic understanding. Thanks to Cooking With Kids for using Map Resources maps in such a...

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