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No Roads: A Study in Mapping Social Data

This was an undergraduate project that compiled disparate data with each set screen printed on individual, acetate sheets. Post-bound into a 9" x 12" atlas. Users were encouraged to shuffle data sheets as a way to see overlaps and density. Below are some odd and interesting examples of data combination. Data comes from various sources between 2002 and 2004. Please contact me if you wish to use this in a talk or publication.


Full Map with All Data




Little League Fields / BMW Dealerships / Country Clubs




Violent Crime / Taverns & Pubs / Porn Shops




Diners / Drive-Ins / Dunkin’ Donuts




Violent Crime / World War II Monuments / Dunkin’ Donuts




Grange Halls / Covered Bridges




Porn Shops / World War II Monuments




Little League Fields / Diners / Taverns & Pubs / Country Clubs




BMW Dealerships / Violent Crime / Porn Shops / Major Cities




Covered Bridges/Violent Crime/Dunkin’ Donuts/Major Highways




Cities and Highways Only




All Data, No Map