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June 19, 2013

Literal meanings of places in the U.S.

The literal meanings of places in the U.S., mapped.

from the article:

It's easy to think of words such as California or Texas or New York as just the places on the map, but those words actually meant something, once, and those meanings offer a little glimpse into history. The...map, designed by cartographers Stephan Hormes and Silke Peust, labels states, cities, and landmarks with the literal meanings of their official names.

June 5, 2013

The Geography of Tweets

The Geography of Tweets

The data includes "all of the geo-tagged Tweets since 2009." The resulting maps are pretty spectacular...