Monday, June 02, 2014
The United States of Basketball
The New York Times has created a Google Map of the United States divided into brand new areas, based on the the most popular basketball teams in each region.
Mapping Basketball Nation colors the map of the United States according to the most 'likes' shown to different basketball teams on Facebook. You can explore the map down to county level and view data on the percentages of 'likes' shown in the county to the three most popular teams.
The basketball map is a follow-up to the New York Times' popular Map of the Baseball Nation. This map of the United States replaced the 50 states with a colorful montage of baseball regions.
Zoom in on the Baseball Nation map and you can select counties on the map to view the top three teams (and the percentage of fans for each) supported in the clicked county. You can also search the map by zip-code or address to find out who are the most supported baseball teams in your county.