Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Great Basin Dotmap

I thought I'd have a little more fun with the Census Dotmap I posted about a couple days ago, by conjuring up a shot of the Great Basin:

Screenshot from Census dotmap by @ewedistrict and @kieran.
The dotmap highlights the lack of people living inside the Great Basin. Instead, the bulk of the population is outside, or is located around the edges (Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, Reno). The northern boundary of the Great Basin is vague in the dotmap view, but the Snake River Plain to the north of the Great Basin's northern edge is easily identified. The northwest and southwest boundaries, near Goose Lake and Death Valley respectively, are also somewhat vague on the dotmap.

Two more views of the Great Basin:
Greatbasinmap by Kmusser [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Great Basin in magenta, from National Park Service.

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