The Good & the Bad [4/2005]

Two examples of plotting geographical information.

The first ”The Bad” is from ”Informationen zur politischen Bildung, No. 285″ (Information for political education) and gives a very good example how badly human perception works for judging the area of a circle

The second “The Good” is from the 19th century and shows a map of several kinds of cattle in Bavaria in Germany. The author of this graph uses a quite fancy double overlay to mix the two measures in one map. (Can be found in Howard Wainer’s ”Visual Revelations”).

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