Brussels Sprout Production in the United States

Nov 20, 2018
Brussels Sprout Production in the United States

This week, like last year, the focus is on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them.  The geographically accurate cartogram above redraws the states' sizes based on Brussels sprout production.  Specifically the number of acres harvested.  Only 32 states produce the vegetable and of the 32, the USDA publishes complete data on only 24 of them due to the other eight states either having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are or a very small number of acres harvested.

Pecan Production in the United States

Nov 19, 2018
Pecan Production in the United States

This week, like last year, the focus is on common Thanksgiving foods and which states produce them.  The geographically accurate cartogram above redraws the states' sizes based on pecan production.  Specifically the number of acres harvested.  Only 34 states produce the nut and of the 34, the USDA publishes complete data on only 26 of them due to the other eight states having few producers which would make it easy for their competitors to know how large their operations are.

Cartogram of Population in Alaska

Nov 5, 2018
Population of Alaska

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the boroughs and census areas of Alaska based on their population.  Anchorage makes up nearly half (41.09%) of the state's population and thus takes up a significantly larger portion of the state's landmass than it currently does.

Cartogram of Population in New York State

Nov 1, 2018
Population of New York State

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the counties based on their population.  New York City makes up nearly half (42.19%) of the state's population and thus takes up a much larger portion of the state's landmass than it currently does.

Cartogram of Think Tanks in the United States

Dec 8, 2017
Cartogram map of think tanks in the United States

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the size of the states based on their number of think tanks.  Washington DC contains one out of every five think tanks in the US.  Think tanks are clearly an east coast phenomenon.

Cartogram of Think Tanks in the European Union

Dec 7, 2017
Cartogram map of think tanks in the European Union

The cartogram above represents the size of the states of the EU based on the number of think tanks.  The United Kingdom contains one out of every five think tanks in the Union.  With its impending exit, the EU is poised to lose 20 percent of its think tanks.

Oat Production in the European Union

Dec 4, 2017
Cartogram map of oat production in the European Union

The cartogram above represents the size of the states of the EU based on the number of hectares they dedicate to harvesting oats, the larger the state the more hectares it dedicates to oat production.  Spain dedicates the greatest amount of land but Poland is not far behind.  These two countries combined account for just over one-third of the land dedicated to oat production in the EU.

Barley Production in the European Union

Nov 30, 2017
Cartogram map of barley production in the European Union

Today a look at barley production in the European Union.  Spain dedicates the greatest amount of land but France and Germany are not far behind.  These three countries combined account for just under half the land dedicated to barley production in the EU.

Rye Production in the European Union

Nov 29, 2017
Cartogram map of rye production in the European Union

Today a look at rye production in the European Union.  Poland dominates the EU with regard to the amount of land dedicated to the crop.  It alone accounts for over half of the hectares that are dedicated to rye production in the Union.  With Spain and Denmark, the three countries account for over three-fourths of the land dedicated to harvesting rye.  There is one major caveat however, Eurostat has considered Germany's data unreliable for several years now and thus has not included data for Germany.  Going back to 2009, the last year data for Germany is available, Germany allocated almost the same amount of land as Poland.  So keep that in mind when viewing this map.  A major producer is not included.

Wheat Production in the European Union

Nov 28, 2017
Cartogram map of wheat production in the European Union

Today a look at wheat production in the European Union.  Unlike potato production, there is no geographic area that dominates the amount of land dedicated to the staple grain.  There are both northern and southern states that dedicate many hectares to it as well as eastern and central European states.  Only western Europe (in the geographical sense) does not dedicate much land to the crop.


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