Category Archives: Thematic Map

Visualizing with Text: Endorsements and more examples

Thanks everyone who’s bought a copy of Visualizing with Text. I hope you’re enjoying it. I’m really appreciate some of the examples I’m seeing in the wild. Here’s some fantastic examples from Georgios Karamanis. I like the shifted + bold … Continue reading

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Text and Visualization Workshop at ESAD Vallence

I had the good fortune to be invited to speak at a workshop late last year at the ESAD design school in Valence France: The workshop was titled sous le texte la carte: La visualisation du texte en cartographie. Although … Continue reading

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The Origin of Thematic Maps — and the problem with base maps

Why is there such a big gap between thematic maps and label maps? Both types of maps show data about places. Thematic maps typically use lots of color to show data about places; whereas label maps use a lot of … Continue reading

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