Thursday, June 5, 2014

We've Moved!

More Fun With Maps can now be found on Pinterest, which is a lot easier for me to update. Please visit us at

While we're on the subject, you might also enjoy Dobson's Improbable History, a (more or less) daily blog on what happened on this day, at

For Dobson's Improbable Quote of the Day, also see us on Pinterest at

General essays appear on my Sidewise Thinking blog at

Miscellaneous links and weird stuff, formerly Dobson's Link Rot ( can now be found at All the Links That Fit (

See you there!

Friday, March 7, 2014

By Train from New York to Paris!

Join Russia and USA by Rail Tunnels under the Bering Strait? « Russia Watch

A fascinating, if somewhat unlikely project. Visit the link for additional maps showing the proposed Bering Strait tunnel and what it would take to link the rail systems of Russia, the US, and Canada.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

19 Trillion Maps!

All of the ways to make a map of the United States with four colors / fake is the new real

According to the four color theorem, you only need four different colors to color any map so that no two adjacent regions have the same color. Every time you refresh the map at the link, you'll see a different four color solution for the United States.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Carbon Footprint Maps

At the link, you'll find several interactive maps that allow you to look at any particular zip code. This is annual average household carbon footprint by zip code. Also at the link are average household energy carbon footprint by zip code and average vehicle miles driven by zip code.

Friday, February 28, 2014