US City Names Replaced by Most Wikipedia’ed Person #Map
The Pudding put out this fun interactive map of the US. Each city name is replaced by the person, associated with the location, who is the most searched for in wikipedia. Its neat to scroll around and see all the random connections!
A People Map of the US, where city names are replaced by their most Wikipedia’ed resident: people born in, lived in, or connected to a place.
Data and Methods
Data for this story were collected and processed using the Wikipedia API. The period of collection was from July, 2015–May, 2019, from English Wikipedia. It was inspired in part by this map.
Person/city associations were based on the thousands of “People from X city” pages on Wikipedia. The top person from each city was determined by using median pageviews (with a minimum of 1 year of traffic). We chose to include multiple occurrences for a single person because there is both no way to determine which is more accurate and people can “be from” multiple places.
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