Maps without Alaska
There are over 28 public radio stations in Alaska.
When can you expect to see your first snowflakes of the season?
You don’t want to know.
This is what happens when you ask people to draw a map of the USA from memory.
Actually pretty pleased with how many of these remembered us.
The geographic center of alaska is at 63°50’N 152°W, about 60 miles northwest of Mt McKinley, in the northwest corner of Denali National park, not far from Lake Minchumina. I can’t say I’ve ever been there.
The original map, in its defense, does indeed place a Johnny Cash icon on Alaska, one of the last places listed in the song.
Fun fact, my first show was Johnny & June Carter Cash, Fairbanks, c1985.
Map of Every United States Professional Baseball Team
Note: This map is a few years old and some teams have moved or switched leagues and associations. Most notable are the Houston Astros who are now in the American League West.
Come ON. Alaska Goldpanners? SIx time NBL national champions? Dave WInfield payed for them? Anyone? Giambi? Spaceman Lee? He called them “the number one amateur baseball league in history?”
Oh. Wait. Amateur. Oh well.
World map of refugees
Woah a global map sans Alaska. You don’t get that too often.
This one is probably for the best that we don’t see what alaska says.
"This map, by social realist artist William Gropper, was created to showcase the diversity of national myths and folk stories and was distributed abroad through the U.S. Department of State starting in 1946.
Gropper, born in New York City’s Lower East Side to a working-class family, deeply identified with labor movements and the Left throughout his life. He worked as a cartoonist for mainstream publications New York Tribune and Vanity Fair, as well as the leftist and radical newspapers Rebel Worker, New Masses, and Daily Worker. During the Depression, like many other out-of-work artists, Gropper designed murals for the Works Progress Administration.
The “folklore” on display in this richly illustrated map is a soup of history, music, myth, and literature.”
No joke here. This is just an awesome map.
This map, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows the probability of experiencing a snowy Christmas morning across the United States.
I guess this one goes without saying.
Rivers in the continental United States drawn with linewidth proportional to flow rate.
Rivers! We has them!
This map, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows the average annual number of severe thunderstorm watches in each county in the United States between the years of 1993 and 2012.
Never underestimate a quality Alaskan thunderstorm.
‘Merica vs ‘Murica around the country via twitter
We call it “our occupiers."