What we mapped

As Category 16D entries were put out on the table, it was interesting to see some of the topics deemed worthy of mapmaking in 2009, from the serious to the curious:

Where U.S. place names originated, based on a best-guess translation of their American Indian names:

From National Geographic

Where Toronto-area prison inmates resided before they were imprisoned, and how much they cost taxpayers:

From the Toronto Star

Where certain Thanksgiving recipes are most popular, based on Web-search data from Allrecipes.com:

From The New York Times

Where foreclosures were most prevalent in Dallas-Fort Worth:

From the Dallas Morning News

Where the world’s nuclear facilities are:

From the Army Times

Where the world’s richest athletes come from:

From the Gulf News

Stephen Komives is SND’s Executive Director.