Thursday, January 21, 2010
Odd Maps: The Milky Way Galaxy Subway and Massachusetts Senatorial Election Map
Two odd maps have made their way onto the Internet in the past twenty-four hours. The first one shows the Milky Way Galaxy in subway map form. Each "line" represents a galaxy arm while each stop is a star or nebula. The galaxy is in three-dimensions, the cartogram is not to scale, and it should not be used in any sort of navigation. The second map is the real, not first Boston Globe version, of the 2010 Massachusetts senatorial election results. What makes this map odd? A Republican won a very liberal state.