Quick map puzzle: Can you name the pattern depicted in the map above?
The answer is after the jump, along with a zoomable/clickable map.
(keep scrolling for the answer)
Answer: The map shows the roughly 330 locations for Stewart's around New York and Vermont.
We were inspired to create the map after reading Danielle Sanzone's article about Stewart's earlier this week in the Record. Fun fact from her article: In Johnstown there are two Stewart's basically right across the street from each other. And apparently they both do enough business to keep each of them open.
So, yep, Stewart's is just about everywhere in this region. Curious about just how "covered" Stewart's has this area, we created a second map of their locations -- this time with a one-mile radius drawn around each store. That map is above in large format -- click or scroll all the way up.
It's remarkable how densely covered the Capital Region's urban areas are by Stewart's. In fact, judging from the map, you could almost (but not quite) go from Delmar to Saratoga Springs and never be more than a mile from being able to stop in for a scoop of Peanut Butter Pandemonium.
A few more Stewart's map bits:
North: Rouses Point, New York
East: Rutland, Vermont
South: Goshen, New York
West: Oswego, New York
+ The two locations farthest apart from each other are Rouses Point (near the Canadian border on Lake Champlain) and Goshen (in Orange County, NY) -- 252 miles apart.
+ Number of Stewart's in...
Schenectady: 8 (or 9)
Saratoga Springs: 6
A few things about these maps... We pulled the Stewart's locations from the company's website. And though we went through the list manually checking for duplications/omissions/errors, we're pretty sure we're still missing about 5 locations. Additionally, the addresses for each store were automatically geocoded, so there could be errors -- we caught a few and fixed them, but there are probably still a few in there.
Radii computed using Free Map Tools.
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