The ICA is happy to feature the 8th Map of the Month: “Census Atlas of the United States”
At the 24th International Cartography Conference in Santiago, Chile, the map won the 2nd jury’s prize in the category “Globes and Atlases”. The jury stated:
Varied mapping methods and page layouts.
Publisher’s Description: The Census Atlas of the United States is the first comprehensive atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. The Census Atlas is a large-format publication about 300 pages long and contains almost 800 maps. Data from decennial censuses prior to 2000 support nearly 150 maps and figures, which provide context and an historical perspective for many of the topics presented.
A variety of topics are covered in the Census Atlas, ranging from language and ancestry characteristics to housing patterns and the geographic distribution of the population. A majority of the maps in the Census Atlas present data at the county level, but data also are sometimes mapped by state, census tract (for largest cities and metropolitan areas), and for selected American Indian reservations. The book is modern, colorful, and includes a variety of map styles and data symbolization techniques.
- Size: 12.25 x 15.25 in.
- Publisher: Commerce Dept., Census Bureau
- Author: Suchan, Trudy A.
- Date of edition: 2007
- Language: English
Content as PDF