29 December 2012
Find your home on a U.S. dotmap
Using data from the U.S. census, Brandon M-Anderson created the dotmap above, which depicts each of the 300 million U.S. residents with one dot. The original map is zoomable, so I was able to zoom repeatedly to find my neighborhood:
Having a "blank" corn/alfalfa field nearby helped me find the right area. It can be rather difficult, especially since conventional landmarks like roads are implied rather than specifically shown.
Addendum: xcentric notes that there is a toggle to a conventional map in the upper right corner.
Via Boing Boing.