Cool interactive map shows every single American with a dot

I just watched this on CNN, so went googling, and there you go – a very cool interactive map showing every single American and Canadian counted in the 2010 and 2011 census (respectively), each person marked with a single dot.  And

There are 341,817,095 dots.

You can zoom in on the map, as I did below.







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9 Responses to “Cool interactive map shows every single American with a dot”

  1. Tornado says:

    My house wasn’t counted so I’m not on there.

  2. OtterQueen says:

    I like to use google Earth to take a 3D virtual flight through Yosemite Valley, or explore under water in Monterey Bay. My husband works in GIS and has added some cool stuff to our program at home. It’s fun!

  3. condew says:

    It would be interesting to do this with red dots and blue dots and show that all those red states have almost nobody living in them.

  4. Steve_in_CNJ says:

    Don’t overlook the homeless people camped out in Central Park.

  5. citizen_spot says:

    Cool. But dang, I am still vicariously exploring the Southern route to Mt. Everest that you posted earlier this week. How are we supposed to get any work done now? ; )

  6. Naja pallida says:

    I like to use them for doing a little virtual tourism, like the big aircraft graveyard in Arizona, or the Soviet Aircraft Museum outside of Moscow. You can zoom right in and see everything with pretty amazing detail. :)

  7. nicho says:

    Also, Dick Cheney’s home

  8. karmanot says:

    Google Maps are great fun and helpful. When moving from Vermont to Sonoma California we could look up potential houses in the area we knew and practically look into the windows. It’s also fun to look up American, Russian and Iranian black sites—they are blank spots on the Goggle map.

  9. Indigo says:

    That’s interesting enough to post on Facebook. Doubly interesting is how open the continent is west of the Mississippi. Triply interesting is how dense the population is in the Florida Keys. All in all, that’s a cool map.

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