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"Sphere of Influence"

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I saw this and thought some of you guys might like it. The website, censusscope.org, shows different maps of different "spheres of influence".

This map is interesting, showing results of their online survey to this question:'

"On the level of North America as a whole, what major city do you feel has the most cultural and economic influence on your area overall?"

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It's really interesting how much influence Detroit has on Michigan, even the farthest reaches of the Upper Peninsula. It's also interesting how large Grand Rapids' influence is reaching, especially along the lakeshore as far North as Ludington or so.

There are also maps with identifications to NBA teams, NFL teams, and many other aspects. Post your favorite.

http://www.commoncensus.org/

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I saw this and thought some of you guys might like it. The website, censusscope.org, shows different maps of different "spheres of influence".

.... It's also interesting how large Grand Rapids' influence is reaching, especially along the lakeshore as far North as Ludington or so.

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Very interesting Map. I think I'll share with the Hartford forum. Thanks GRDadof3!

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Pretty interesting. GR's area of influence seems to cover the old MSA and then some. This helps vindicate my disagreement of revisions made to GR's MSA which omitted Muskegon and Holland and dropped the population from 1.2 million to 700,000 people.

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Yeah, look at all the people that identify with Salt Lake and Denver. That's not the metro area of those cities.

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I didn't think the people of traverse city really felt their influence came from Detroit, but hey this map don't lie.

I'm not surprised to see more people in WI identify with Madison then they do Milwaukee.

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I'm not surprised to see more people in WI identify with Madison then they do Milwaukee.

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There's a disclaimer on the website. I want to wait longer as more votes are tallied. What it looks like from this map below is that a minority is represented highly earlier on, but as more votes are cast things change.

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Here's updated maps as time and tallies progressed:

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Word goes quick and UPrs mobilize!

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Thats a pretty interesting map. Denver has a huge area of influence!

I just HAD to fill out that survey. lol.

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