Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Map Critique - The Bad

source: http://io9.com/a-collection-of-very-strange-maps-479288345


Just looking at this map makes me cringe. For starters, the relative size of the map compared to the background is terrible. When I first looked at the map, it took a few moments to figure out what in the world I was actually looking at. A lot of that could be I don’t speak Dutch, but it doesn’t change the face that it hurts my eyes. It has a few 6 Commandment violations, namely: #4 Minimize Map Crap and #5 Map Layout matters. From doing a little research, it seems that this map was made as a political and social parody “cartoon”, similar to what you could find in the New York Times today.

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  1. I have gone through the site and read all blogs and this is a nice one:

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