Category: Map of the Week

Flower Power in Fifty States

Today, April 13th, is International Plant Appreciation Day! In honor of this global holiday, we explore the flora appreciated in each of the USA’s 50 states. Flower’s are starting to bloom all around the country, which one is special to...

Megacities and Mega Emissions

This past Tuesday, National Geographic released an in depth case study on Dubai’s work to become the most sustainable city in the world. Considering the cities’ culture of excess – an indoor ski slope is just where it starts – many...

Mapping Million Dollar Earnings on Jeopardy…

On this day in 1964, March 30th, one of the mainstays of American entertainment would begin; as Jeopardy aired its first ever competition. 53 years later, it has been hailed as the greatest game show of all time by TV Guide.  Since...

Speaking for the Trees

The loss of forests is an issue that could have potentially far-reaching effects. Forests help absorb greenhouse gases, are crucial to the water cycle, and support 80% of the world’s land plants and animals (National Geographic). The type of destruction which...

Losing Their Best and Brightest

Which countries are losing their highly educated? Commonly referred to as a “brain drain,” there is a global worry that countries which lose their highly educated also suffer in their development (OECD). This human capital issue can then be potentially...

Do You Think You Know Your Pies?

How many digits of pi can you name? Alternatively, how many types of pie can you name? This week’s map will help you with the latter, but this link could help out with the former. Both will go a long way...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector

In October 2016, new data revealed that global Carbon Dioxide concentration had passed 400 parts per million in the atmosphere for the first time. This number is troubling, and has plagued the minds of environmental scientists, climate activists, and governments alike....

Carnaval Around the Globe

On February 18th, festivities in Brazil began as parades and revelry filled the streets all over the country. Not the only nation to anticipate Lent with such rejoicing, this map attempts to chronicle some of the other nations with a...