On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, America will choose their next president. For most of people this means a lot of emotions but for GeoGeeks it also means a lot of election maps. Over the years we’ve seen a lot of bad and boring electoral cartography. Below you’ll find a couple of examples showing that election maps can actually be pretty cool.
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First electoral map from 1883
By Jenn DeRose, Green Dining Alliance
America wastes a lot of food. It has been estimated that 40 percent of food in this country gets tossed every year. If you’re wondering how to interpret that number, imagine taking nearly half of every meal you eat and dumping it directly in the garbage. Now imagine 318 million of your neighbors doing exactly the same thing.
Wasting that much food translated into 37 million tons of garbage in 2013, garbage that could’ve had a different fate as nourishment for hungry people. One in seven Americans are food insecure, which means they do not know where their next meal will come from, if they get a next meal....
SF1 Data in File Geodatabase Format:
The Data Dictionary can be found in Chapter 6 of http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/doc/sf1.pdf.
US Census Geography (Shapefiles):
Feature data is included in the US file geodatabases above, so these are in case you need a quick download of the geography only.