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Old 03-25-2010, 08:10 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I took a stab at creating a map of the psychographic regions of the United States, and this is what I came up with:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/DBR96/PsychographicregionsoftheUnitedStat.png (broken link)

Those are rough boundaries. You might be able to shave off some corners here and there, but it's easier to draw cleanly in a straight line on MS Paint. So does this make sense to any of you?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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This is a great map. Honestly, I don't think I've seen a better one. I especially love how Albany is a fulcrum for 4 different regions in the northeast.

Great job!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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i'm not clear on what the word psychographic means

nor am i clear on the division between #13, #14, and #19
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Great map! 19, 22, 23, and 24 are spot on.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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i like this map! i like the way you broke down new england.

gotta love Texas being its own psychographic region lol
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Makes total sense to me. +1 for you!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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I'd extend #16 a bit further along the St. Lawrence River in NYS. The 1000 Islands area is a water based society. Otherwise, pretty good.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I like this breakdown!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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I like the different subregions. Most maps just show North, South, East, and West. This map breaks it down further.

I am most familiar with the eastern states and those regions are spot on! I have never seen a Northern Appalachia/Interior Northeast region on any map before either. That region seems hard to classify, even by the locals.

Great job!
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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Great map!

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nor am i clear on the division between #13, #14, and #19
A lot of people don't realize that the South is not that monolithic. There are subtle and obvious differences between the South Atlantic, Deep South and Gulf South regions. Heck, I'd even throw in Piedmont South if I could. An argument could be made for "Lowcountry" along parts of the GA/SC coast.

But otherwise, it's a great map +1
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