Remaining to Visit
(676 out of 3,133)
This map illustrates the progress of my County Project. It shows the United States with the counties remaining to be visited shown in yellow. This seemed the most useful way to picture them – now that I have completed four fifths of all the counties, I concentrate my attention on the areas that are left. Indeed, I now plan county-gathering trips visually, to eliminate or at least divide the remaining unvisited areas.
- The viewing area of the map can be moved by holding down the right-click button on the mouse and moving the cursor.
- The scale of the map can be altered using the mouse wheel, the slider shown to the left of the screen, the ctrl+ and ctrl– (or cmd+ and cmd-) function on the keyboard, by double-clicking, and perhaps in other ways depending on your browser. Be patient – new views may take a second to load.
- Below a certain magnification (that is, with the land surface appearing smaller than is shown in the opening view), the counties are shown as map-pins rather than as colored surfaces. This is not a useful view for my purpose – if you encounter this just raise the magnification.
- When the county outlines are visible, left-clicking within the county brings up the name of the county. Certain surface features (cities, roads, lakes) are visible beneath the overlay on the interactive map.
- Areas classed as counties include boroughs in Alaska, parishes in Louisiana (all done anyway), Independent Cities in Virginia and a few other places (all done anyway). and the District of Columbia (done). Census tracts in Alaska are shown, and their mouse-over bubbles name them, as if they were boroughs and thus separate jurisdictions, but in fact they are all part of a single Unincorporated Borough and form only one jurisdiction, visited in 2012 and therefore white on the map.
- In this map, Alaska and Hawaii are shown in their proper places, way beyond the coterminous United States. Some outlying areas like Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa are also shown on this map as if divided into counties, but these divisions may be ignored as they are not part of the County Project.