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Our Largest USA Map... Ever

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Map Resources just released its largest USA map ever... possibly the world's largest digital map of the USA! This big boy measures in at 75 x 50 inches (190 x 127 cm).  Plus it's vector format, so that means users can enlarge to their heart's content.  And the large dimensions allow for extremely detailed line work, resulting in intricately drawn roads, borders, rivers and coastlines that print beautifully even when enlarged It's a great choice for any wall size graphics like posters, museum walls, trade show graphics. Click through to the map, then use Zoom tool to examine the incredible detail! SaveSaveSave...

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Great Mapping Tool for Predicting Your Garden Blooms

Posted by Andrea Schultz on

Wondering what the early spring temps might do to your garden?  You can check out the expected effects at the National Phenology Network, where they study cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life. Using the visualization tool, you can enter the specific species you're interested in, and see how they will fare this year in your area.  SaveSave

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Congressional Districts Updated for 6 US States

Posted by Barbara Fordyce on

Last year, congressional district borders changed in 6 US states: AZ, AL, CA, FL, NC, VA.  Map Resources just released updates for all 6 states. Each district is an object that can be selected and modified.  District numbers also appear on the map.   You can purchase any state for $29.95, or get all 50 states for only $199.  The Congressional District Collection includes Adobe Illustrator (AI) and PowerPoint (PPT) format maps.       USA Country Maps were also updated with the new congressional district boundaries. USA with Congressional Districts USA with Congressional Districts & Counties USA with Congressional...

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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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