Interactive U.S. Heat Map: Do You Live Near Meth Lab?

Meth, a blue collar drug, is rural and consumed by white working-class Americans in the Mid and Southwest, and the average age of new methamphetamine users in 2012 was 19.7 years old. Here is an interactive heat map shows meth labs in various county that highlights Tulsa County contains the most meth labs of any county in the nation.

Mouseover the regions for looking the statistics in the popup box.

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U.S. Map: Native Residents in State

Have you ever thought of how many people living in America are native residents in United States? Here is an U.S. map, created by Vizual Statistix Tumblr, shows the percentage of native-born residents in State.

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From the above map image, you can see that people in Florida, Nevada, and Arizona mainly came from somewhere elase while people in Texas, Louisiana, and the upper-Midwest are mainly original inhabitants.

U.S. Map: Same Sex Marriage

Few months ago, we have shared maps about same sex marriage issue in the United States, and after state Supreme Court ruling on September 27, New Jersey becomes the 14th states to issue same sex marriage license since October 21. We found a U.S. map giving you a prompt idea about which states allow same sex marriage.
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Dynamic Map: Summer of Gronk

We found an interesting GIF image for the U.S. map that showcasing the locations and routes that Rob Gronkowski has gone in this summer.

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This interesting map actually can be created in following steps:

 

Actually a dynamic maps for routes can be created using related software (even you are not an expert of programming), and here we found another example.

Bubble Chart Map: Gun Violence in America

How many deaths have been caused by gun crimes? It is not surprising gun violence in the U.S. is a serious problem without easy solution, we still have to pay attention and have a wider scoop for this issue, so here we share an interactive U.S. map, which is created by Slate, for presenting the phenomena. 

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The map displays deaths caused by gun since  the murder 20 children and seven adults in Newtown on December 14th. You can mouse click the bubbles on the map and see details in the information box, which is below the map, and then mouse click each “human” icon for detailed descriptions.

The crowdsourced interactive map is incomplete that you can help is by providing more information in your community to Slate with a link to the news report at slatedata@gmail.com.

World Map: Road Kills across the Globe

Deaths caused by road accidents has already reached 1.24 million per year across the globe, and it will triple to 3.6 million per year by 2030, and road accidents will become the fifth leading cause of death in the developing countries, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) most recent Global Burden of Disease study. Here is an interactive world map that annotating roads kill percentage in each country, and detailed statistic chart can be seen when mouseover the regions, and full story can be seen when mouse click the markers.

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Here are some highlights from the report and the map:

  • New York City, U.S., has made great strides in reducing traffic fatalities with its streets among the safest in the road.
  • Sweden is the industrialized country with the lowest roads kill.
  • Dramatically increased numbers of new drivers and vehicles on the road is the main course for the high road fatalities rate in Russia.
  • In Egypt, people died in road traffic crashes every year exceed the toll of those who died in the revolution.
  • In Liberia, 66% road fatalities were among pedestrians, which was the worst record among African countries.
  • The Dominican Republic is the most dangerous place to drive in the Americas, with nearly 42 fatalities per 100,000 in population.
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran has the worst driving record in the Middle East, with 34 deaths per 100,000 in population.
  • In the past, people in Nigeria can buy a driving license even you have not taken driving lessons and passed a test, so it is not surprising with the high roads kill percentage.
  • Philippines has just passed a new drunk driving law earlier in 2013, but fails to establish a legal blood alcohol content level for intoxication, and let’s see if roads kill can be reduced.

 

By the way, we find this world map very informative, which is not complicated to create.  First, you can easily find a world map template with all regions on the website, and then add mouseover information box, which text content, table and images, and external links can be inserted, to related regions. Finally, you can create heat map with map legend to indicate the road kills percentage in various countries.

Here is a video tutorial about creating heat map, and you can also create an informative world map that similar to the above one in few steps: