maps by nik
maps by nik

occasional geographic visualizations and cartographic musings

Recent Maps

The Carl's Jr – Hardee's Line

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

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

Waffle House Locations by Latitude

WaHo density shown as a histogram.

Nobody Lives Here

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

(explore the huge version)

Waffle House by USGS Quad

Atlanta has a lot of Waffle House locations.

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: Country names in their local languages

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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