The New York Times has been putting together some great, web-based, thematic maps lately. I thought I’d provide a summary of some of the latest and greatest here.
- Immigration Explorer – Explore foreign born groups for the United States by county, based on the decennial census from 1880 to 2000. Choropleth maps of the largest immigrant group per county and graduated circle maps depicting the size of each group. 3/10/2009.
- The Geography of a Recession – Choropleth map of the US that shows the annual change in unemployment by county. Lets you filter by county type (urban, rural, manufacturing areas, housing bubbles). 3/7/2009.
- A Growing Detention Network – a graduated circle map of the US that shows detention centers where people are held on immigration violations, by number of detainees and type of facility. 12/26/2008.
- Where Homes Are Worth Less Than the Mortgage – State-based US choropleth and graduated circle maps of the housing and debt crisis. 11/10/2008.
- New Yorkers Assess Their City – How New Yorkers rate their neighborhood based on quality of life, city services, education, transportation and crime. Based on a large survey of city residents. Choropleth maps of community districts. 3/7/2009.
- Census Shows Growing Diversity in New York City – Choropleth maps show median rent and median income by PUMAs in 2000 and 2007. An example of mapping 3-year ACS data by PUMAs to show patterns below the county level. 12/9/2008.
- A Map of Olympic Medals – A cartogram of countries based on the number of olympic medals they’ve won for every olympics from 1896 to 2008. Mouse over to get medal counts. 8/4/2008.