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Pointillist Mapping

Borrowing from the style of pointillist artists likeĀ Georges Seurat and Vincent Van Gogh, the following three maps show data overlaid on maps using a tiny dot for each data point. While it is difficult to extract quantifiable data from this type of display, it is useful as a big picture overview. Here are three pointillist […]

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The History of Data Viz

Cave Paintings at Lascaux (15,000 BCE) DiscoveredĀ in a cave in Lascaux, France in 1940, these were painted by the paleolithic inhabitants of the area some 17,300 years ago. The paintings show animals, humans and abstract symbols. Theories suggest that these paintings could depict the results of a hunt or prehistoric star charts. Anaximander’s Map of […]

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