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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”


Kaiser Fung has a ‘Trifecta Checkup’ to help clarify visualisations. He writes: “All outstanding charts have all three elements in harmony. Typically, a problematic chart gets only two of the three pieces right.” The diagram below illustrates this – it’s an excellent reference point if you’re creating an infographic.

Kaiser Fung Trifecta Checkup