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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Two Map graphics

The New York Times always has some fun interactive graphics.
Here's one that shows the planned changes in House seats:
Be sure to visit the actual site to view the changes with each decade!
Interesting: New York and Pennsylvania used to have 43 and 36 seats each in 1920. They are planned to be reduced to 27 and 18, respectively. Meanwhile, Florida, which started with 4 seats, will soon have 27.

And here's a very cool comparison of the DC Metro's simplified vs. actual map representations:
It looks like it fits so nicely in that little octagon!
(via Chart Porn)

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