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2004-12-13 16:53:41.718124+00 by ebradway 2 comments

With the recent geography discussions about map projections, I thought I'd show off a little. This is a cartogram, a map that uses area to represent a statistic, showing relative "vote value" during the 2004 Presidential Election. The vote value factors the number of electoral college votes a state gets and how much influence an individual vote in that state had on the outcome. That is, a state like Ohio in which an individual vote held alot of sway was worth more than a vote in Texas, where if you didn't support Bush, you might as well have stayed home. There are also cartograms for population and number of electoral college votes.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-12-14 01:10:03.602626+00 by: topspin

If you look at those maps just right, they look like a turkey. I'm just saying......

#Comment Re: made: 2004-12-14 04:32:03.814701+00 by: meuon

Nice work Eric. Visualizing large amounts of data in specific ways is something I have often tried to do, but lack large parts of the skills required. Kudos.