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Ohio is a piano

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Andy Woodruff, a cartographer-slash-programmer was driving recently through Ohio when he realized that there are 88 counties in this state and 88 keys on a piano. Combining this coincidence with his programming abilities, the result is the greatest thing I’ve seen all week: the Ohio piano, an interactive flash map of the state with each county assigned a key. He explains:

How the keys are mapped to the counties depends on a specified data attribute: the notes and counties are ordered by that attribute and then linked to one another. For example, if the chosen attribute is population, the county with the lowest population is assigned the lowest-frequency piano key, the county with the highest population is assigned the highest-frequency piano key, and so on.

Finally! Ohio is blogworthy in a non-election year! Jokes, people, jokes!