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Maps Need Context

I co-authored this post with Bryan Connor of The Why Axis fame. This post originally appeared on the Urban Institute’s Metrotrends blog. It might be the case that maps are the most data-dense visualizations. Consider your basic roadmap: it includes road types (highways, toll roads),…

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The First HelpMeViz Hackathon Event

(Cross-posted with HelpMeViz) I’m excited to announce the first live HelpMeViz Hackathon event. On Saturday, June 28th, HelpMeViz will bring together coders, data scientists, and data visualizers in Washington, DC, to help Bread for the World Institute with two data visualization challenges…

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in DataViz Community

The “So What?” Test

The last Data Stories podcast featured a fantastic discussion with Enrico Bertini, Alberto Cairo, Robert Kosara, and Moritz Stefaner about storytelling in data visualization. I’ll save my post about storytelling for another time, but right now I want to write about…

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Ring Maps

It’s beyond me how I ended up on the ArcGIS mailing list, but every so often I get one of their newsletters that contains the latest and greatest cartography tools and research. I usually scan the magazine pretty quickly, but…

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in Presentation Skills

Light vs Dark Backgrounds

Cole Nussbaumer at Storytelling With Data wrote an interesting post last week about choosing between light and dark backgrounds for data visualizations. Though she cited Nancy Duarte’s book Slide:ology, Cole focused on backgrounds in specific data visualizations and not about…

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