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:
Where Toronto-area prison inmates resided before they were imprisoned, and how much they cost taxpayers:
Where certain Thanksgiving recipes are most popular, based on Web-search data from Allrecipes.com:
Where foreclosures were most prevalent in Dallas-Fort Worth:
Where the world’s nuclear facilities are:
Where the world’s richest athletes come from:
Stephen Komives is SND’s Executive Director.