Friday, November 13, 2009

Fun Friday: McDistance Map

Ever wonder how many McDonald's locations there are in the U.S or how far you live from one?  Well someone has and they have helped others answer this question.

Below is Stephen Von Worley's visualization of the contiguous United States based on distance to the nearest McDonald's.  He created the map using geocoded data provided on the AggData website.

You can read more about his inspiration for creating this map on his blog post.  Currently, he is working on a series of close-ups, the first of which focuses on the Midwest.