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D3 Football Map
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:45:07 am »
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I was hoping to finish this before the season started but didn't make it. This is a map of every D3 football team. Each of the 4 regions has a different symbol, each conference a different color.
If you select a team, you'll get a link to their d3football page, athletic website, street view of the stadium (if available), and a street view of the campus. Street view is at the mercy of google so not every school is equal there.

A few things I noticed while doing this:
1) More schools than I expected play off campus. Some still walking distance away, some are miles away.
2) Lots of cemeteries either next to or across the street.
3) The size difference of campuses. Just knowing that some schools are well into the thousands while others are in the hundreds of students doesn't really sink in until seeing it. There's major universities that look like they'd rival D1 schools, and there's schools that if you didn't know where to look you'd never know it existed.

The map isn't perfect, I'd love to be able to choose individual conferences or schools to show but that wasn't an option. I only had 10 groups I could make so I split each region up and tried to minimize the overlap so if you only have one group selected you can easily see the geographic footprint of each conference.
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Re: D3 Football Map
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 02:51:05 pm »
MAP

I was hoping to finish this before the season started but didn't make it. This is a map of every D3 football team. Each of the 4 regions has a different symbol, each conference a different color.
If you select a team, you'll get a link to their d3football page, athletic website, street view of the stadium (if available), and a street view of the campus. Street view is at the mercy of google so not every school is equal there.

A few things I noticed while doing this:
1) More schools than I expected play off campus. Some still walking distance away, some are miles away.
2) Lots of cemeteries either next to or across the street.
3) The size difference of campuses. Just knowing that some schools are well into the thousands while others are in the hundreds of students doesn't really sink in until seeing it. There's major universities that look like they'd rival D1 schools, and there's schools that if you didn't know where to look you'd never know it existed.

The map isn't perfect, I'd love to be able to choose individual conferences or schools to show but that wasn't an option. I only had 10 groups I could make so I split each region up and tried to minimize the overlap so if you only have one group selected you can easily see the geographic footprint of each conference.
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      What an awesome project....a tremendous amount of work on your part. Thanks for making the Liberty League one of the conferences, now I can see why I think  St.Lawrence  is too cold and too close to Canada...because it is. Interesting to take a map walk through the entire country. Thanks again for your work.
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Re: D3 Football Map
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 03:22:28 pm »
This is really informative, thanks for putting it together.  Brings up all kinds of questions.  For instance, how can Maine Maritime and Catholic possibly be in the same conference?

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Re: D3 Football Map
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 10:31:38 pm »
Wow that is an I,press I’ve project!  Thanks for putting this together.  Very interesting.
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