I updated the recruiting Map with the latest information....I'll probably be doing this once a week. Especially since things have been moving so quickly.
I added a 50 mile buffer around all the universities in the BCS conferences....this gives a nice picture of whose backyard we are dipping in. I am still playing around with the formatting and symbology. If you have any questions a/o comments please let me know.
**note: All data on map references Touch The Banner
I thought it would be interesting to map out the past 3 years in recruiting from a geographical point of view to view some different trends. I'll leave the analysis up to you guys, but its pretty interesting.
This is going to be a test run......but I am a recently laid-off geospatial analyst, and when I saw that Nebraska map posted earlier today I got the itch to make one myself. So this map is pretty rough.....I am going to grab my xternal HD tomorrow, and I have a lot more data to make it more aesthetically pleasing as this evolves. Just want to see how all the fonts read (ie to big/to small) and how the composition looks when its posted on the web.
Anyways, all the data you see posted I pulled from “Touch the Banner”
***edit: I can't embed the map w/o it being ridiculous in size.....however...
***edit2: Thanks for the feedback...I incorporated some of the suggestions I recieved. The next map will come out when there are some new recruits to add....thanks for the responses.
CommonCensus provides statistics on all sorts of totally irrelevant stuff, but one of their interesting ones is density of fans for NFL, MLB, NHL, and NCAAF.
The NCAAF (this link provides maginfiying capabilities at the original site):
Interesting to see the break down of the state of Michigan. It should at least offer some of you who like to bitch about MSU. If you open the image, it gets much bigger. Indiana is all sorts of colors, which seems pretty crazy, too.