Thursday, November 06, 2008

More on Election Maps

Today is another great day for maps in the New York Times. The Times added a new link, Voting Shifts (circled in green above), that they didn't have yesterday when I posted. What is shown above is the change in how a county voted from 2004 to 2008. Use the slider bar to see the dramatic change in voting patterns from 1992 to last Tuesday.

If you have a paper version of the Times, the headline reads, "For Most of the Country, a Blue Shift" in a section called After the Vote. In paper, the colors are more saturated than on the web and there are data for Alaska. There's also something very satisfying about opening up the newspaper and seeing full-color maps and charts and cartograms (!) of geospatial information. The Times has printed maps like these in 2000 and again in 2004.

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