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Talking Maps with Ben Chartoff

Continuing my lazy-man blogging, I sat down with my colleague Ben Chartoff last week for 15 minutes to talk about our mutual dislike for maps-as-data-visualization. I’ve posted links and images to the things we mentioned below (and apologies to Brandon Martin-Anderson,…

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Table > Graphics

Sometimes a table is preferred to a graphic. A recent blog post from the Brookings Institution included a reprint of this graphic from Martin Neil Baily (Brookings) and Aaron David Klein (Bipartisan Policy Center). The graph is taken from a…

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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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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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New Year’s Resolution

Today marks the expansion of PolicyViz. The front page will no longer contain details about my data visualization and presentation techniques workshop. Instead, I’ll focus my efforts on writing about those same issues. I will continue to offer workshops on…

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