Saturday, July 10, 2010
Floating Sheep tackles tobacco again
Floating Sheep, a geography blog which I have posted on before, has another series of maps related to tobacco. This time they are comparing crop production and consumption using Google Maps. In a post here, Matthew Zook, an associate professor of geography at the University of Kentucky, compares mentioned of several crops over geographic areas. In the US map above, there's a clear tobacco (purple) cluster in the southeast, although tobacco shows up in keyword searches nationwide. This map is similar to their "minor vice" map, which compared alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco references in the US and worldwide.