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Matthew Ericson writes about when to map – and when not to map:

“[S]ometimes the reflexive impulse to map the data can make you forget that showing the data in another form might answer other — and sometimes more important — questions.

“So, when should you use a form other than than a map?

“1. When the interesting patterns aren’t geographic patterns

“2. When the geographic data is more effective for analysis”


Another resource if you are looking to mix and map geographical data is GeoCommons. This not only has dozens of datasets that you can map using the site, but also allows you to upload and map your own data.  You can also combine data if they share the same piece of classification, such as country, city or region.