VIZ of the day: Places we’ve called home

Locations of our homes
Locations of our homes

This post is part of a project we’ve embarked on to write about places we’ve lived through the years.

Anna has kept a list of all the addresses where we’ve both lived during our lives. The VIZ image above displays on a map where they all are. The numbers in the image above are a count of how many addresses we’ve had at various locations in the United States. As you can see, we have moved around a lot, and most of our homes have been in California.

The dot marked “17”  on the map refers to the 17 different addresses we’ve had in Santa Clara County. No wonder some of our friends and relatives complain that we’ve caused total ruin to their paper address books!

For each home I collected its geo-coordinate location, and then I made use of some graphing software built in to the R programming language to display the results on a map of the United States.