Category Archives: Maps n Stuff

These are the most embarrassing things Mainers search for on the Internet, site says

Flickr photo by Alexander Parker (Creative Commons - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ )

The real estate blog Estately sorted through 11 years of Google search data to determine, as The Daily Dot reported, “which terms users in each state Googled more than any other.” Then, breaking from its track record of applying some kind of mathematical analysis of those terms, Estately researchers picked out what they felt were the most […]

Finance company ranks Maine counties and their handling of tax dollars in one interactive map

A view of downtown Ellsworth is seen from the end of Indian Point Trail. (BDN photo by Aislinn Sarnacki)

The financial modeling company SmartAsset used a simple formula to determine which counties across America are spending tax dollars most effectively. Go to SmartAsset.com to cycle through the Maine counties and the analysts’ data on an interactive map. Like I noted above, the firm approached the question of effective tax use in a very basic […]

‘Definitive and final ranking’ calls Maine better than all but one other U.S. state

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

You’ve seen tons of state-by-state rankings out there, judging all of America’s states by their beer, coffee, night lives, farmers markets, restaurants, you name it. Well, lifestyle website Thrillist.com decided this week to determine, for once and for all, which states are the best and which ones are the worst. Like, overall. Thrillist calls it […]