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Cornell Library's Persuasive Maps Collection

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:39pm

A collection of “persuasive” cartography: ​more than 800 ​ maps intended primarily to influence opinions or beliefs - to send a message - rather than to communicate geographic information. The collection reflects a variety of persuasive tools ​, including​ allegorical, satirical and pictorial mapping; selective inclusion; unusual use of projections, color, graphics and text; and intentional deception. Maps in the collection address a wide range of messages: religious, political, military, commercial, moral and social.


Educational Attainment in America

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:39am

Educational Attainment in America is an interactive dot-density map of the US population aged 25 and over by educational attainment. Data are summarized into five categories, which represent the highest education attained: less than high school; high school or equivalent; some college or associate's degree; bachelor's degree; and graduate degree. Data are from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey


US military uses map of DC for Trump's inauguration

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:16pm

Presidential inaugurations require a massive amount of coordination for both the celebration and security. To help plan it all out, the US military does what's called a "Rehearsal of Concept" (ROC) drill — which involves using a massively large map to plan the entire inauguration process.


2016 Google Searches

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:12pm

Using Google Trends Estately, a national real estate company, mapped out what each state Googled more frequently than other state in 2016.


5 Maps showing the new Megaregions

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:21am

Marchetti’s constant, a sturdy observation that humans since the Paleolithic Era have always lived roughly 30 minutes from their work - has now broken down.  



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