Below is a snapshot of where Plovgh members are beginning to organize. Do you see your neighborhood or city or borough on the map? No? Well, here’s where to get started.
To say that the Plovgh team likes to geek out over data is probably an understatement. Given that, we wanted to share this new project from our friends at Brooklyn Brainery. They collected and compiled old data visualizations and documents from 19th century census data and created an online resource of everything from agriculture to insanity and made it easy for everyone to explore.
Below are some of the agricultural based documents that give insight into data on crop production, land use, rainfall, wages and more in America from 1870 and 1890.
Average size of farms: 1890
Production of buckwheat, barley and cotton, 1890
Value of farm products per acre, 1890
We’re excited to present a new project: A Handsome Atlas:
Check it out for some lovely, modern and awesome data visualizations based on 19th Century census data.
What’s the story? After the Civil War, the US doubled down on the Census, cranking out stunning maps, charts, and graphs.
About what? Literally everything. Liquor, lumber, Methodists, malaria, insanity, Irishmen: everything!