Water Dots

Here is a map showing the area covered by water for US Census Tracts. Each dot represents the surface area of 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools (because I, like most people probably, suck at visualizing/comprehending big square meter numbers). Here is a simple how-to, including a poignant letter penned to my old friend, Dot Density. Happy … Continue reading Water Dots

Felt Map

Some time ago, while I was working on a wood-looking map of undersea cables, my 10-year-old daughter Willow, who was mightily into the movie Trolls at the time, told me my map should be made out of felt instead of wood. So, here is that map, using a photo of a swatch of her craft … Continue reading Felt Map