Posts Tagged ‘maps’


What am I labeling?

January 12, 2014


This from Twister Sifter.  British students were asked to label a map of the US, and American students were asked to label a map of Europe; both with interesting results. Click here to see what they came up with.

I shudder to think what would happen if American students were asked to label a map of the US.

Here are blank maps – try it yourself:



Where am I coming from?

November 24, 2013

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thoughts turn to the pilgrims who traveled across the ocean seeking religious freedom in a new land, and learning how to plant fish along with their crops.

Subsequently, lots of people from many different have come to make the the U.S.A. their home.  So, which nationality group is the most prevalent in the U.S. today?  Here’s a map from a story in the Daily Mail that has the information all laid out, and there is more information on their site.

heritage map

Did you know this?  Were you surprised?

Ref. Maggie’s Farm


What is tattoo Tuesday about?

August 20, 2013


40 Maps that will help you make sense of the world.

I don’t know if this is really a tattoo or not, but it is interesting.  Maps and charts have always fascinated me.  I was our family’s navigator when we went on trips.  I was the only one who was interested in reading a map.  I remember a trip to Pittsburgh when my father refused to ask directions, but just blithely crossed every bridge he came to.  (Have you ever been to Pittsburgh?) We never got home.

Here is a map of internet usage.  If you click on the image, it animates.  Do you see us – we’re that little twinkle right over there?


I thank HMS Defiant for the reference.


What do I find fascinating?

August 8, 2013

… and beautiful – This Wind Map, a lovely infographic of the wind wafting over the land, created by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas.

Watch the wind movements in real time on their website; click here.