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This 2012 New York Times electoral map distorted geography to better represent the size of the electorate in each state. In doing so, it provides a more accurate way to visualize how states may vote, based on polling, previous election results, and the political geography in each state. Click here to see the New York […]
GIS software includes a broad range of applications for combining digital maps and geo-referenced data, and the list of continues to grow. Although there are a vast number and type of GIS support tools out there, ArcGIS is the one most commonly used by journalists. ArcGIS includes an integrated collection of software products used for […]
After the 2012 presidential election, The New York Times published an interactive map that included choropleth and dot distribution maps that allowed viewers to see the clear patterns of victory and defeat at a glance for democratic candidates at both the county and state levels. Click here to see the New York Times interactive President Map.
Use the data below from the Centers for Disease Control to create a choropleth map that shows skin cancer rates in the United States. Click here to download a U.S. map template. Click here to download additional state, region and world map templates. State/Rate AL/22.1 AK/13.7 AZ/14.5 AR/19.9 CA/21.1 CO/22.2 CT/19.6 DE/29.7 DC/7.1 FL/20.6 GA/26.3 HI/18.7 […]
Create a locator map for a warehouse explosion. Import it into Adobe Illustrator and size and illustrate it using the style palette below. Remember to edit out unnecessary streets and landmarks and include a scale and compass direction. Click here to download the base map shown on Page 155 of “A Practical Guide to Graphics […]
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