This was an exercise in two things - creating my first map, and playing with intelligent search engines. Each state was completed by doing three searches 1) with the terms “ state is” and seeing what was suggested. For example, “North Carolina is” provides several different opportunities for how the world looks at North Carolina.

My USofAC came about after seeing several other maps that were very similar. However, I didn't find these maps to be particularly interesting looking, and many of them had the same “slogan” generated by autocomplete 2).

For a ridiculously large version, view a PDF here.

1) Using Google, Bing, and Yahoo
2) While “state is racist” provides a remarkable social commentary, it makes for boring visual data