Arguing about maps!
Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:27 AM
Posted 04 November 2009 - 01:47 PM
Interesting link on the coverage maps that appear in a Verizon commercial. Telling the truth but not the whole picture with a map. Glad to see people getting worked up about maps!
Here's an interesting site where you can directly link to each of the major carriers coverage maps. No shortage of terrible cartographic design here - looks like each company has put some serious effort into making things look as "covered" as possible.
Posted 04 November 2009 - 05:41 PM
On a whole I think they
co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com
Posted 05 November 2009 - 01:23 PM
It would be interesting to know whether or not the design of the maps is shaped at all by their marketing teams, since surely they would see the advantage of making things look better than they really are (and we know they're tuned in to the power of maps now that they're using them in commercials to make their arguments).
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