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The Carl's Jr – Hardee's Line

The Rally's - Checkers Divide

The popularity of the Carl's Jr/Hardee's map spawned requests for a look at the similar phenomenon between the Rally's and Checkers chains.

The Carl's Jr – Hardee's Line

The Carl's Jr - Hardee's Line

An exploration of the geography behind two different restaurant chains that share the same logo.

Waffle House Locations by Latitude

Waffle House Locations by Latitude

WaHo density shown as a histogram.

Nobody Lives Here

Nobody Lives Here

U.S. Census Blocks (2010) with reported population of zero.

(huge version)

Waffle House by USGS Quad

Waffle House Density by USGS 30x60 Quad

Atlanta has a lot of Waffle House locations.

Paris Metro Coverage

Paris Metro Coverage

There's a saying that no point in the city of light is more than 500 meters from a Metro stop.

Endonym Map

Endonym Map

A look at the world with country names written in their local languages.

Brought to you by Nikolaus M. Freeman's spatial curiosity.
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