Maptastic (ep 2): How map makers will win the 2020 US election | FT

The FT’s head of visual and data journalism Alan Smith investigates gerrymandering, using tiddlywinks and a salamander. He is joined by James Cheshire, a professor of geographic information and cartography at University College London.

Chapters:
0:27 – Using tiddlywinks to explain voting boundaries
4:55 – US voting boundaries: Gerrymandering?
6:28 – Modern examples in the US
6:37 – Ohio – The Duck
6:46 – The Snake by the Lake
7:10 – Goofy kicking Donald Duck
7:42 – The Broken Winged Pterodactyl
10:58 – How North Carolina’s electoral maps have changed

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