Tag: maps


A History of Flight Historian

I travel reasonably often, and I consider myself a bit of a transportation nerd. It’s only logical that I would keep track of where I’ve flown.

Amarillo (AMA)

Since Altus doesn’t have its own airport, I have to drive a ways no matter where I fly. I decided to try flying into Amarillo for one of my trips.

Cincinnati Heatmap

Ever since I learned how to make heatmaps, I’ve wanted to track everywhere I go within a city I’m visiting on a given trip. I did so this weekend for a Cincinnati staycation.

City Heatmaps

Heatmaps of Paul’s time spent in various cities.

Driving Logs

I log my driving, cycling, walking, and other location data.

Lubbock (LBB)

Lubbock’s curved terminal and prominent concrete gave it a vibe of a miniature version of DFW’s Terminal C.

Mapping Resources

A collection of software and reference material that I’ve found useful for GPS logging and cartography.


I’ve created a variety of maps.

Seattle Heatmap

A heatmap of where Paul spent time on a September 2021 trip to Seattle.

Blog Posts

City Gravity

Using a gravity metaphor, I calculated the U.S. cities with the most attraction from my hometown based on population and distance.

Distance From Home by Day

On average, I’m furthest from home in mid-February each year.

2020 Year in Travel

Paul’s travel statistics for 2020. For obvious reasons, travel has been substantially lower than in recent years.

Ingress Mosaic Maps

The geocaching game Ingress has been a great way to explore new cities when traveling, and it gave me the opportunity to create some maps as well.

Beavercreek Bathrooms

Playing around with county parcel data to create maps of questionable usefulness.

CONUS Colored by ZIP Code

A map showing the progression of ZIP Codes throughout the contiguous United States.

Travel Heatmap

For my 2010s Decade in Travel post, I manually created a heatmap showing the parts of the United States and world where I’d spent the most time traveling. Since I’ve been playing around with QGIS recently, I went ahead and used it to create a proper heatmap of my travels.

Unlucky Gate 13

Map of U.S. airports with or without a gate 13.

A Decade in Travel: 2010–2019

Paul’s maps, charts, and other travel statistics for the entire decade of the 2010s.

2019 Year in Travel

Paul’s travel statistics for 2019.

My “Worst” Layovers

Using math to figure out which of my layovers were the most out of the way relative to the net distance traveled.

2018 Year in Travel

A summary of Paul Bogard’s 2018 hotels, flights, and driving.

Nashville Hex

After a trip to Nashville, I realized that the city’s central freeways mostly intersect at Y-intersections. That meant that I could draw Nashville’s freeways on a hexagonal grid.

Interstate Grid

A visual representation of major cross-country interstate highways on a grid, inspired by Cameron Booth’s “Interstate Highways as a Subway Map.”

2017 Year in Travel

Paul’s 2017 travel statistics.

PAX West Area Map

PAX West spreads out beyond the Washington State Convention Center into many downtown Seattle event spaces. I created a map of convention venues and affiliated hotels.

2016 Year in Travel

Overall, my travel increased slightly this year. Unlike in 2015, my travel was relatively evenly spread throughout the year.

Ohio County Courthouses

In the summer of 2016, I visited every one of Ohio’s 88 counties.

2015 Year in Travel

2015 was a relatively strong year for me for business travel, with the first and last thirds of the year being particularly busy. Due to that, my total flights and hotel nights just edged above 2014’s numbers, for another record year.

2014 Year in Travel

2014 has been a record travel year.

Driving States

States I’ve driven in with my car versus states I’ve only driven in with other cars.

2013 Year in Travel

The end of 2013 is here, which seems like a perfect time to summarize my flight activity over the last year.