Mapping Regional Variations of “Chili”

Chili Meat Map

You may remember a few months back, I sent out a request for folks to take a survey about chili. Thanks to my friends’ sharing on social media outlets, I amassed over 750 responses.

Well, I finally did something with those responses. I’ve set up the survey to update these maps as new submissions are entered. While I’m still skeptical that the auto-updating is working as intended, they are now online.

Chili Bean Map

Chili Pasta Map

Haven’t taken the survey yet? Go to and do it!

Author: Andrew Shears

Andrew Shears is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. His research interests lie at an intersection of the human-environmental nexus, and includes branches of mapping, technological, memorialization and urban geographies. He lives in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania with his wife Amy, a professional photographer.