Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Maps of Election 2004 Results ... and Wallpaper

Just because some people can never get enough of post-election analysis...
  • Robert J. Vanderbei has circulated the 2004 Purple America map. It uses County-by-County election return data from USA Today together with County boundary data from the US Census' Tiger database. Some of the maps are available as desktop wallpaper. Oh, and Mr. Vanderbei also has a purple map for the 2000 Election.
  • Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman have gone a few steps further and offer Maps and Cartograms of the 2004 Election Results. There are several types of cartograms, but for the purpose of the Gastner-Shalizi-Newman maps, a cartogram is a map in which the sizes of states have been rescaled according to their population, which means that each state is drawn to be proportional to the number of their inhabitants.
  • And here is a cool demographic map that shows the 2004 Election Results by County according to Population Density. [Courtesy of CBS and ESRI]

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