Interdisciplinary Interest

World Map— This map of the world includes many political, social, and economic indicators for the year 2010.

Iowa School Data by School District for the 2013-2014 School Year— This is a map of school data, including data on enrollment, free and reduced-price lunch enrollment, and also includes some census data by county.

Inequality in the United States—  This map is loaded with various indicators of inequality in the United States for the year 2013.

Cartogram of U.S. Population— This map illustrates the size of U.S. states as a function of population from 1790 to 2010.

Map by Major—  This map illustrates geographic distribution of majors declared at Grinnell College.

CartogramsWorld map is distorted by various variables, such as fertility rate, population, internet users and so on.

Political Science

Successful World Coups, 1946-2012— This map illustrates successful coups d’etat which occurred 1946-2012, using data from the Polity IV project, produced by the Center for Systemic Peace.

Boko Haram Conflicts in Nigeria—  This is a kernal density map showing armed conflicts involving Boko Haram in Nigeria from 2009 to 2014.

Congressional Voting 1968-2014— Map shows the congressional voting from 1968 to 2014.

NYC Stop and Frisk Heat Map—  This map visualizes data on both demographics and arrests directly related to the stop-and-frisk policy in New York City.

Health and Medicine

Mortality Rates in the United States— This map displays the rates of mortality by cause of death in the United States from 1969-2009. The current map displays the percentage of total deaths per state.


1860 (pre-Civil War) Population and Agricultural Census— This map displays U.S. Census data on population and agriculture by county in 1860.

1937-45 Wartime China: Mass Communications and State Institutions— This map displays various indicators pertaining to communications and state institutions in China from 1937-45.