A subreddit dedicated to compiling various maps of the United States (and North America) for the purposes of visualizing the country and region in ways that aren't typical, yet help further our understanding of underlying patterns, trends, and cultures.
Welcome to r/MapsOfAmerica!! This sub is dedicated entirely to visualizations of data about the USA or North America presented neatly in map format. Using geographic and demographic data and mapping it out over the country is a very simple and powerful way to demonstrate data either in support of an argument, or simply for data's sake.
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Hey Friends of MapsofAmerica, I need your input. What are your thoughts on implementing watershed boundaries for states and counties?
I believe we need to realign state and county borders based on 2 digit hydrologic units (regional watersheds) and 8 digit hydrologic units (subbasins). Meaning there would be 20 states throughout the USA and 2,270 counties. I aim to show the social, educational, and environmental benefits to aligning government borders with watersheds. This would effect taxation, representation, and governance.
Watershed state boundaries and county boundaries would allow Americans to increase number of elected officials in congress. 10 senators per state and 1 representative per county. 200 senators voted to congress and 2,270 representatives voted to congress.
This could potentially be a movement to unite Americans to a common cause that benefits social and environmental justice. Watershed states create river-centric boundaries as opposed to borders based on latitude and longitude.
Maps are available online showing Watershed Boundaries.
Maybe this reddit feed could collaborate to create new maps for this proposal. Thank you for your time and have a good day.
Does anybody happen to have a Coronavirus case map overlaid on the 2016 Electoral College county map? Thanks.