Monday, February 24, 2014

Pop to Area

Map of the US with population switched for physical size. This graphically shows the result of a sorting: reassigning the largest state name by population (California) to the largest state by area (Alaska) and so on down to assigning the smallest state name by population (Wyoming) to the smallest state by area (Rhode Island). Of course, part of the effect is lost since Alaska is much larger than portrayed: it is more than 1/5 of the area of the contiguous US. Still this is a fun graphic.

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