San Francisco Bay Area housing and transportation affordability map (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)
The Pennsylvania Turnpike: “The World’s Greatest Highway”
Detailed lithography map of North America at a resolution of 75 kilometres squared
Size comparison of the contiguous United States, Australia, and the UK.
Australia: It Really is a Big Country (Postcard)
Texas Designer’s Map of the World by DJ Stout - pentagram
This hand-colored geological sheet was issued by the Geological Survey of England and Wales, the first national geological survey organization. It portrays the geological structure in an area on the border of Westmoreland and Yorkshire in 1889.
Southeast Asia c. 1939
Suburban whites are notably hostile to building any form of public transit to connect city people to suburban jobs, further exacerbating segregation’s ill effects.
If you’re wondering if this can somehow, some way, be blamed on union-busting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the answer is yes. Walker took the lead in a campaign against public transit to connect the suburbs to the city during his time as county executive.
I usually post pretty maps on cartophile, but while this one lacks a certain aesthetic, it’s close to my heart. Milwaukee is my hometown and it’s really hard to see how divisive things have become over my lifetime. I disagree wholeheartedly with Walker’s policies, but this situation predated him, as the 2000 census makes clear (link opens large PDF). The solutions are complex and cannot be attributed to one politician or one legislative session. We must all take responsibility for how our individual choices impact these collective consequences.