Cartographic Bracketology

Our friends at ESRI have followed up their Super Bowl map with a cartographic visualization of the fan favorites in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament’s Sweet 16 match-ups. Using ESRI architecture and cloud computing, the FanMap plots and displays the picks of all 8 games. The catch? You have to make your picks first. There are no prizes other than to be able to see the distribution of picks across North America or locally in your own home town.

It should be noted, however, that the FanMap asks you to pick who you want to win, not who you think will win. This is about fan preference and popular support, not predicting winners.

Who are you rooting for?

The Buckeyes are holding a slight edge in fan voting in their match-up with Kentucky


2 Responses to “Cartographic Bracketology”

  1. April 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    We just released the NHL hockey playoffs version, dubbed FanMap: Lord Stanley’s Edition: http://fanmap.esri.com come on out and VOTE

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