More Than 100 Years of History Has Seen Little Change in the Shifting Sands of the Mideast: 6 MAPS

It’s nearly impossible to grasp the magnitude of the mess in the Mideast without looking back into history at least 100 years. I found this excellent article on the Australian website http://www.smh.com.au/ and thought it would make a good post for American InfoMaps. Borders have been contested, dissolved, re-drawn, fought over, and re-drawn again in…

How America Voted in 2012 vs. How America Voted in 1952: Maps

  In 1952 the United States of America was soundly set in a red majority of Republican states and counties, while the deep south voted steadfastly democratic. The map below showing voting results by political party of the 1952 presidential elections gives us an amazing view at the former core voting demographics of the nation.…

Intensity of Night Lights in the United States: Map

White = 100% most intense night light saturation Red = 90% night light saturation Orange = 80% night light saturation Yellow = 70% night light saturation Green = 50% night light saturation Blue = 20% night light saturation Black = no night light saturation Regions in black make the most optimum areas for stargazing and…

Professor Orlando Ferguson’s Square Map of the Earth from 1892

Pause to consider that just a little over 100 years ago there were people, professors no less, who still considered the earth to be flat. Pause to consider that the most revolutionary discoveries of science, astronomy, history, archeology and related disciplines often take more than 100 years to become common knowledge, even when the preponderance…