Thematic Maps And a Brief History of Geographical Data Visualization

Thematic Maps And a Brief History of Geographical Data Visualization

I'm a total sucker for geographical data viz and lately I've found myself losing countless hours exploring CartoDB's growing community gallery of maps. Seriously, if you need some visual inspiration today head on over to their site and marvel at the beautiful intersection of geography, data and creativity.

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Meaningful Interpretation of Data: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Meaningful Interpretation of Data: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As someone who works in the private sector, or more specifically, in marketing, I’ve seen data applied in some pretty manipulative ways to make a point or validate an untested hypothesis. if you're working in the field of marketing analytics and you care about being truthful you'll always struggle to find the right balance between time, cost and rigour. But not everyone understands the importance of rigour when it comes to truthful interpretation of data, and worse, some don’t care.

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