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March 21, 2012, 1:07 p.m.
LINK: vis4.net  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   March 21, 2012

Via Jonathan Stray, who points out this post from last year by German data-viz guy Gregor Aisch on the problems associated with color-coded maps — or, for those in the know, choropleth maps.

Aisch’s entire blog is worth a look for anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of data visualization, particularly around mapping. He’s also the guy behind Kartograph, a “a new framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of designers and data journalists in mind.”

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