One Man’s Public Comment: “More Data, Less Infrastructure”

A thought experiment: A well-meaning colleague, knowing you’re the “map person”, approaches with a seemingly straightforward request. “Where can I get the most up-to-date file of the official US state boundaries?” There are dozens of places to get such a file–but the most up-to-date?  Wanting to save professional face, you surreptitiously google “us states shapefile” […]