Posts Tagged ‘ map ’

Why SAS maps are better than Wikipedia svg maps!

December 7, 2016
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Parents are always proud of their kids, and think their kids are better than all the other kids. I guess it might be a little bit that way with mapping software ... but I really do think I've got a pretty compelling example to show that SAS maps are better

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You need a custom map, for US presidential election results!

November 9, 2016
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In the US presidential election, each of the 50 states has a certain number of electoral votes, based on the population. Typically, most states cast all their electoral votes for the candidate who wins in their state (all or nothing). But states can split their electoral votes if they want

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Where did that gasoline pipeline break?

September 19, 2016
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Last week, one of the major pipelines supplying gasoline to the eastern US broke. Do you know where the break is, and which states will be having shortages? Me neither! ... So, of course, I created a SAS map to help... First I read up about the spill on various

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Where will the ‘union vote’ matter most in the upcoming election?

September 8, 2016
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In the past, a large percentage of US workers have been union members, and the unions could exert a big influence on elections. How powerful are the unions these days, an where do they wield the most influence? Let's map it out... In 1954, almost 35% of US workers belonged to

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Analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones

August 30, 2016
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What do people have in common who have used analog clocks, vinyl records, and payphones?  They were all probably born before 1980! Now, let's focus on those payphones!... A lot of young kids these days can't imagine a world where everyone doesn't have a wireless phone. My buddy Ed likes

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How close are you to a nuclear plant?

August 25, 2016
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Have you ever wondered how far you live from the closest nuclear power plant? I've crunched the numbers for cities here in the US, and created an interactive SAS map to help answer that question! The average age of US nuclear power plants is 35 years, and there just doesn't

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A map of Zika cases in the US

August 24, 2016
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As Zika starts spreading into the US, it will be important to have a way to track it. Therefore I wrote some SAS code to pull the latest data from the CDC website, and plot it on a map... But before we get into the details of my map, I

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Solar and wind power in the United States

August 10, 2016
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Where is solar and wind power generated in the US? Let's visualize this data on a map... I recently saw the following map on the metricmaps.org website. It caught my attention because it looks like North Carolina has a lot of solar power plants, whereas our neighboring states have very few.

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