Maps - A Geographic Look at our Customer Base

October 11, 2008

I've always been a sucker for geography and statistics. That's why I was immediately interested in seeing how our customer-base was spread out when I started using Google Maps last week. For the first map I'm releasing here, I wanted to pin a point on the map for every city represented by a customer, but after making the map I realized there was a problem - The United States.

There were over 2,000 cities represented by customers in the US alone, and it was just too slow. For that reason, The United States have only one point for each state. Those pins each have a popup which will tell you how many cities were represented by that state. For all other countries, there is a point on the map for each city for which we have a customer. Click on the image to launch the map.


My initial Observations:

  • There are more than 111 countries covered by our customers
  • At least one customer lists a residence somewhere in the Amazon Rainforest
  • We have at least 1 customer for every state in the USA
  • The southernmost city is Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • The Northernmost city is Lakselv, Norway
  • We don't have a customer who lists a residence in Antarctica yet.

Consider this one a warm-up. My next map will show this same data, but broken out by our data center locations. (Dallas, Seattle and Washington D.C.)

-Jason

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