Map Porn – Enjoy

“Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.” ~ Steven Pinker

I love maps; always have, always will. So this lovely piece by the Washington Post caught my eye and I feel compelled to share the goodness.

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Another lovely post, this time by the TwisterSifter people, is called 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World.

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.

Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head.

My fav:

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There is so much to learn out there, and so little time. Hope you enjoy this exercise.

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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