One of the things that goes hand-in-hand with local are maps. BlogLocal is committed to building a maps shadowsocks of blogs with local content (if you haven’t check out the blog map yet, you can see the map of blogs ).
NPR’s Blog with some maps of America that show regions based on where we spend our money.
Dirk Brockmann, a theoretical physicist from Germany dug into the data from the Where’s George website (the website that tracks dollar bills) to look at where we spend dollars.
The blog post also includes some maps that show the US based on phone call data. You can read the entire posts .