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Old 01-26-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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I came across this map while looking up some population density information. I thought it was interesting, and figured maybe someone else would too!

random notes: geographer-at-large: Map of the Week 12-12-2011:U.S. Population Density
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I came across this map while looking up some population density information. I thought it was interesting, and figured maybe someone else would too!

random notes: geographer-at-large: Map of the Week 12-12-2011:U.S. Population Density
Neat map. Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is that you can draw an almost-straight line from lake Michigan, through Minneapolis and down into Dallas and San Antonio, and the "hilliness" abruptly stops to the west of that line.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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I came across this map while looking up some population density information. I thought it was interesting, and figured maybe someone else would too!

random notes: geographer-at-large: Map of the Week 12-12-2011:U.S. Population Density
Nice map but bad source. Wont let you zoom in.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I know, I agree with you on that, definitely would be a plus to be able to zoom. I'm looking at it on a Pad and pinch zoom works ok, high res would be nice though.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: IN
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Neat map. Perhaps the most interesting thing about it is that you can draw an almost-straight line from lake Michigan, through Minneapolis and down into Dallas and San Antonio, and the "hilliness" abruptly stops to the west of that line.
Yes, there are many reasons why population is very low between the western margin of the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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It looks like a huge bowl in the Midwest. A ring of cities from Chicago over to Pitts and then back through Indy. Nothing in the middle.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: The City
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Cool maps thanks!
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I came across this map while looking up some population density information. I thought it was interesting, and figured maybe someone else would too!

random notes: geographer-at-large: Map of the Week 12-12-2011:U.S. Population Density
Great map. Do you know of any geography forums on the web? C-D doesn't really have one.
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Old 01-27-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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It looks like a huge bowl in the Midwest. A ring of cities from Chicago over to Pitts and then back through Indy. Nothing in the middle.
Do you mean northern Indiana and Southern Michigan? 'Cause if you do those areas are actually very highly populated, but without super-large cities (just a lot of medium-sized cities 150K to 1M).
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Great map. Do you know of any geography forums on the web? C-D doesn't really have one.


Yes - - Geography Home Page - Geography at About.com puts out stories every week about geography-rated topics, both physical and human geography.. You can read hundreds of past archived articles there too.

The site also has a FORUM section which you can access by clicking right under Matt R's picture. However, Forum postings are rather few and far between. It was not always that way - a decade or so ago, the Forum used to be much busier, for some reason.
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