California Water Shortage Map

This cartograph shows the U.S. state of California and its drought levels over a period of three years (May 2019 to May 2021). As shown above, drought conditions in the state were already reported in 2019, especially in the south. The following year, it was the northern and central parts of the state that experienced … Read more

U.S. Breakfast Chains Map

This is a map of the United States depicting the states that have the most locations of a specific restaurant chain specializing in breakfast food. California-based International House of Pancakes (IHOP, marked in blue) is the dominant breakfast chain in nearly two dozen U.S. states, including the District of Columbia. Their presence is mostly felt … Read more

U.S. Alternative Fuel Locations Map

This is a map of the United States depicting the areas where alternative fuel is available. The Alternative Fuels Data Center of the U.S. Department of Energy lists the locations of many types of alternative fuels, including ethanol, compressed natural gas, and biodiesel.  For instance, the map above shows where one can get electric fuel. … Read more

U.S. Cat and Dog States Map

This map of the United States shows how much of the country owns cats and dogs. Most states have equal ownership of either animal. 16 states have more cats than dogs. Eight states, mostly in the south, have dogs as the dominant pet. The Insurance Information Institute notes that according to the 2020 National Pet … Read more

U.S. Federal Lands Map

This U.S. map shows how much of each state is federal-owned land. State-owned land is dominant in the Western states, as well as in Alaska. Nevada has the most federally-owned property at 85 percent. Conversely, Rhode Island and Connecticut have the fewest, at just 0.4 percent each. You may also like: The Roots of the … Read more

U.S. National Parks Map

This U.S. map shows the states and territories that have at least one national park. There are over 60 national parks in the country. They are located within 30 U.S. states, in addition to the territories of American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Idaho, Tennessee, and North Carolina share their parks with a neighboring … Read more

Electric Vehicles in the U.S.

This is a map of the United States, depicting the population in each state who own registered electric vehicles. California has the most electric vehicle owners. In fact, in the Golden State is about half of the registered electric vehicles in America. Noticeably, its neighboring states also have a significant number of electric vehicle ownership. … Read more

San Francisco Bay Area Map

This is a map of the San Francisco Bay Area in the state of California in the United States. Despite its name, the Frisco Bay area also includes surrounding places in the state’s north, including Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, and San Jose. The Bay Area is great for recreational activities, particularly hiking. You may … Read more